Aaron Sorkin has his eye on the Apple.
The "Social Network" scribe is turning his attention to another brilliant tech mogul as he's "strongly considering" writing the screenplay for the Steve Jobs biography film, according to E! Online.
"Right now I'm just in the thinking-about-it stages," Sorkin said. "It's a really big movie and it's going to be a great movie no matter who writes it."
Oh, Aaron, you know that's not true. It'll be a great movie if you write it!
Aaron Sorkin seems like such the obvious choice for this project that we'd be truly shocked if Sony hadn't offered him the gig. Sorkin's knack for smart rat-a-tat dialogue and witty verbal assaults (most effectively showcased in "A Few Good Men," which turned the phrase "You can't handle the truth!" into one of the most popular expressions of indignant superiority ever) makes him a must for the story of one of history's greatest inventors -- and strongest personalities.
Sorkin recently won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Social Network" and had a hand in the "Moneyball" script. He's currently in pre-production on "Follies," an adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical.
The currently untitled Steve Jobs biopic (which we predict will be called, simply, "Jobs") is based on Walter Isaacson's authorized biography (and current bestseller), "Steve Jobs," which was published on Oct. 24.