updated 06:00 pm EST, Tue November 22, 2011
Sony has acquired rights to Isaacson's bio
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who deeply profiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network is "strongly considering" writing a screenplay based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs for a future Sony-produced film, he told E online at an event in Santa Monica. Sony acquired the rights to the biography last month and were rumored to have picked Sorkin as the company's top choice to pen the film.
Sorkin, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network is also well known for his contributions to theatre, television and film. His credits include authoring the play A Few Good Men (which went on to become a movie), creating the television series The West Wing and most recently writing the baseball movie Moneyball. He described Jobs as "a great entrepreneur, a great artist [and] a great thinker."
He told the online service that he was "just in the thinking-about-it stages" at the moment, and predicted that such a film would be "a really big movie, and it's going to be great no matter who writes it." He also mentioned that his 11-year-old daughter Roxy is a big fan of Apple products. Sorkin himself used a Macintosh 512K to write the play A Few Good Men.