When it was announced that David Fincher was looking to re-team with Aaron Sorkin for the writer’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, it seemed too good to be true. The team behind The Social Network pairing up again to take on one of the most iconic tech figures, ever….how could it get any better than that?
Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be, as THR is now reporting that Fincher is off the project as he wanted too much money and control, which Sony refused to give him. It’s also likely that Christian Bale, who was being eyed for the lead role, is also out of the running as it was Fincher who was pushing for him.
While it’s not clear exactly what happened, anonymous sources say that Fincher wanted $10 million to helm the film and demanded a lot of control over the marketing. This, combined with the troubles that Sony had with the director during the production of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, makes it easy to see why they’d be hesitant to jump back into bed with him again.
So, now Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic is once again without a director and lead actor, which is quite unfortunate. I’m sure that everyone is eager to see this one get off the ground and the teaming of Fincher, Bale and Sorkin had many people very excited. As I said above though, it just wasn’t meant to be and it looks like we’ll have to wait for another project to see those three exceptionally talented individuals work together.
Tell us, who do you want to see helm Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs film now that David Fincher is out of the running?