Aaron Sorkin to adapt Steve Jobs biography

One of the greatest modern screenwriters will work on a film based on the life of one of the world’s greatest minds.

Sony Pictures released a statement today confirming that Aaron Sorkin (‘The Social Network’ and television series ‘The West Wing’) will adapt the biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Hit the jump for more details.

The film will be based on the biography titled ‘Steve Jobs’, written by Walter Isaacson.

There had been rumours that Sony had been in negotiations with Sorkin to work on the film.

Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Amy Pascal said in the statement, “Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”

The project will be produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady.

Sorkin won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Social Network’ and it’s interesting to see him working on another film based on true events again.

Of course, this is not the only project Sorkin is currently working on, his new television show ‘The Newsroom’ will air on HBO in the US next month.

He’ll also make his directorial debut with ‘The Politician’ that tells the story of the downfall of former Senator John Edwards as well as working on the Broadway production of ‘Houdini’, a musical based on the life of the legendary magician Harry Houdini that’s set to star Hugh Jackman.

The way Sorkin is going he might as well start adapting the story of his own life because of his living legend status.

Story via Deadline