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[This interview contains spoilers for the current fourth season of "Shameless." Don't read if you're not caught up!] Were there any justice or standards in awards voting, Emmy Rossum would already have a trio of Emmy nominations for her raw and fierce performance as Fiona Gallagher on Showtime's "Shameless." She does not. Fortunately, Emmy and Golden Globe voters should know that it's not too late and that Rossum has been doing some of her best work to date in the fourth season of "Shameless." Although occasionally prone to questionable decisions, Fiona was always the glue that held the Gallaghers together, the responsible parental figure making sure lunches were made and utilities were paid. Sure she had questionable taste in men and she liked to get a little wild, but as the fourth season began, Fiona had her family on the verge of leaving the poverty line behind. She had upward mobility at a white collar job, a responsible boyfriend and a positive outlook. Ooops. Since that positive beginning, »
- Daniel Fienberg
TV directors never seem to get much attention. It’s always the writers and showrunners who get the credit – people like J.J. Abrams, Aaron Sorkin, Dan Harmon, and Joss Whedon. They’re seen as the helmsmen of TV, the ones who keep the ship righted. But directors?
It doesn’t help that most of the big name directors stick to film. Or so you thought. Actually, famous directors do TV episodes far more often than you’d think. Some got their start there, like Robert Altman with multiple TV shows, including Bonanza and U.S. Marshall, or Steven Spielberg with Marcus Welby, M.D. and Columbo. And, of course, certain directors had pet projects in T.V., like David Lynch’s eerily offbeat Twin Peaks.
In recent years, in the so-called “Golden Age” of television, more famous directors are coming to the small screen. You think you »
- Josh Hamm
According to the citing sources, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Fincher is in talks with the company to direct the film, penned by Aaron Sorkin that was based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 authorized biography of Jobs.
According to Variety, the film is expected to begin later this year. (Ani) »
- Meeta Kabra
A few years ago, The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin signed onto write a biopic of tech wizard Steve Jobs. Unlike the preposterous Ashton Kutcher vehicle, it will be split into three, 30 minute scenes. Until now, it was a mystery as to who would direct, however, David Fincher looks set to reunite with Sorkin by helming the project.
During an interview with The Daily Beast last year, Sorkin revealed that, “the entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time... There will be no time cuts. Each of these three scenes is going to take place before a product launch—backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT (after he had left Apple), and the third one being the iPod.”
- Gary Collinson
Last year brought us a biopic revolving around the life of Steve Jobs, the aptly title Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher and while that film received mixed reviews at best, it looks like Hollywood isn’t quite done with the Apple founder just yet as a new higher brow version is in pre-production based on a bold script by Oscar winner, Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The Newsroom, The West Wing). The reason why the script could be considered bold is, as earlier reported, that it only includes three scenes playing out in real time, each scene being around 30 minutes long and revolving around a product launch.
This sort of difficult project would require a director of some pedigree to tackle it, and it looks like Sony may have found him as the dream team behind The Social Network Sorkin, producer Scott Rudin & director David Fincher is set to join forces once more. »
- Esben Evans
David Fincher could be about to reunite with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, with Variety reporting that the director is in talks to helm a new Steve Jobs biopic. Sorkin has been on board the project for a couple of years now, having decided to present the material in a rather distinctive way… “I hope I don’t get killed by the studio for giving too much away,” said Sorkin in an interview with The Daily Beast, “but this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.” “Each of these...
- George Wales
David Fincher is the director of "The Social Network," about Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook company. Now comes word that Fincher is in talks to take on another tech billionaire, Steve Jobs. The film is based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder, which has been adapted by Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin, who worked with Fincher on "The Social Network." The story of Jobs' life was already turned into a film, called "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher. It's considered a failure, having grossed only $35 million at the worldwide box office. But Sorkin's version is a more high-profile project and even has Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak participating as a consultant. Back in 2012, Sorkin revealed that the "entire movie is going to be three scenes and three scenes only. That all take place in real time. There will be no time cuts and each will take place before a product launch. »
Sorkin revealed in 2012 that the movie will revolve around three keynote speeches, before the Apple innovator announced the Mac, NeXT, and the first iPod.
Sorkin wrote the film based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography which includes more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years-as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
David Fincher is not in early talks to direct the Steve Jobs biopic for Sony Pictures — but he’s taking the meeting, TheWrap has learned. Fincher agreed to accept a meeting with “The Social Network” team of Scott Rudin, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and top Sony brass — as any loyal collaborator would after such a successful run. The studio would love to have Fincher back in the fold, but it remains to be seen whether the ultra-picky filmmaker will spark to Sorkin’s unique approach to the polarizing genius behind Apple, who’s already been made the subject of a biopic. »
- Jeff Sneider
The Oscar-winning team behind The Social Network is taking on tech-reality once again. David Fincher is in early talks to direct a Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. Update: New reports say that Fincher isn’t yet in talks, but he’s taking a meeting about the film. Our headline has been changed to reflect his […]
- Germain Lussier
Think back all the way to 2013, when a biopic about a man named Steve Jobs surfaced starring Ashton Kutcher. Okay, now forget that Jobs ever existed because David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin would like to make another biopic about the Apple co-founder like right away, please, if that’s okay with everyone. After tackling the story of one petulant billionaire technology boy king of Silicon Valley with The Social Network, the writing and directing duo would like to conquer the tale of Jobs, based on the best-selling biography written by Walter Isaacson that Sorkin has already finished adapting. Though the story of Apple’s creation and Job’s rise to relevance is already pretty much public knowledge at this point, even if you didn’t see Jobs last year or one of its thousands of inspirational promos, here’s a refresher: Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak were free-wheelin’ visonaries for a technological industry, who »
- Samantha Wilson
There’s something about rags-to-riches stories that has timeless appeal no matter how many different ways they’re told, probably because there are a lot of people sitting around in rags (figuratively speaking) and dreaming of getting rich. The Social Network, the story of Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook, was a major success for screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, winning three Academy Awards and nominated in a further five categories after its release in 2010.
Now it seems that The Social Network‘s writer and director – along with producer Scott Rudin – might reteam again for another tech success story. Following on from the release of Joshua Michael Stern’s Steve Jobs ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, the creative dream-team behind the Mark Zuckerberg-chronicling smash The Social Network, are reuniting for another tech-centric biopic – this time focused on Apple founder Steve Jobs. According to Variety, Fincher is in "early talks" to direct the still-untitled film, which was written by Sorkin (and adapted from the 2011 biography Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson).
20 People You Won't Believe Have Grammys: David Fincher
Following their collaboration on "The Social Network," it seems that director David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin (who scored a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the film) will re-team. Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic script, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography, is reportedly poised to have Fincher at the helm. The Sony film is currently untitled, and has no lead actor attached yet. Let the A-listers start chomping at the bit. This is the second Steve Jobs film to come together following the Apple visionary's death in 2011. Indie "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, hit Sundance 2013 and then had a release from Open Road. Reception to that one was lackluster. Fincher has now finished up production on "Gone Girl," based on Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery thriller and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Apparently, as with Sorkin, when Fincher finds a writer he likes, he returns to them. »
- Beth Hanna
David Fincher is interested on directing the only authorized biographic of Steve Jobs. The project is based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs” that Sony acquired the rights to following the death of Apple mogul in 2011. The biography is a compilation of more than 40 interviews that Isaacson conducted with Jobs. Isaacson also conducted more than 100 interviews with friends, family and coworkers for the biography. The adaptation was written by Oscar-wining screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and is being produced by Scott Rudin.
Last year Ashton Kutcher’s “Jobs” bombed in the box office and received plenty of negative reviews. However, Sony has high hopes for Fincher-Sorkin Biopic because of its high profile creative team. Sony wants to recreate Fincher’s box office success of “The Social Network” that was critical acclaimed by film enthusiasts worldwide. Fincher’s expertise in directing high-profile techie-theme biopics will be Sony’s selling point for this untitled project. »
- Hector E Rivas
Get ready for The Social Network, round two. David Fincher is in talks to direct a movie about Steve Jobs, written by Aaron Sorkin, who adapted it from Walter Isaacson's popular biography on the Apple cofounder. This will mark a follow-up collaboration for the director and writer after the pair successfully adapted The Social Network together, which went on to lots of critical acclaim and several awards nominations, including winning three Oscars. Aaron Sorkin is one of the best known names in the screenwriting business, and for a very simple reason: he's damned good at it. The man simply does not have a bad screenplay to his name. Quite the opposite, in fact. Between A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson's War, Malice, Moneyball and The Social Network...
- Peter Hall
The drama will be based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling and critically acclaimed biography that was released soon after the Apple co-founder’s death in October 2011. It will tell the tale of Jobs being booted out of the company he co-founded, before coming back to revolutionise the tech industry and making Apple the pioneer of accessible products in the 21st century.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Fincher’s attachment this afternoon.
Always seen as being at the top of Sony’s wish list for the project, many of us thought Fincher wouldn’t be tempted make to direct another biopic of how a computer industry visionary started his global enterprise from the ground-up so soon »
- Matt Holmes
Now that Aaron Sorkin has completed his adaptation of Walter Isaacson's mammoth biography Steve Jobs for the big screen, the project needs a director, and producer Scott Rudin knows just the man: David Fincher. Fincher is in early talks to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He worked with Rudin and Sorkin on The Social Network, so a reunion would be a natural. And for those concerned that Fincher might be repeating himself -- what? another film about a Silicon Valley billionaire? -- Sorkin has reportedly structured the film around three important launch days in Apple's history, which would set the film apart in the annals of biographical pictures. Fincher is finishing up the thriller Gone Girl, due out later this year. He has a...
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Director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin turned the backstabbing intrigue of Facebook's inception into the verbose and brilliant movie The Social Network. Now they're poised to do the same for the another major technology company of the contemporary era: Apple, and its founder Steve Jobs.
Variety reports that Fincher is in talks to direct the as-yet untitled drama, written by Sorkin as an adaptation of the official Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Sorkin revealed in 2012 that he envisaged an unusual structure for the film: three single-take scenes, each one following a major Apple product launch. "This entire movie is going to be three scenes and three scenes only. »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Director David Fincher and "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin already teamed up for the Oscar-winning Facebook drama "The Social Network," and now they may be turning their talents to a biopic of another tech legend: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Fincher ("Fight Club," "Seven") is in early talks to direct the as-yet-untitled film, while Sorkin has already finished writing the script for producer Scott Rudin, according to Variety. Based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 bestseller "Steve Jobs," the film reportedly has an unconventional structure consisting of just three long scenes, with each one taking place behind the scenes of one of Apple’s many major product launches through the years. Fincher is currently wrapping up "Gone Girl" -- which opens October 3 -- and could be moving onto the Jobs film soon after, depending on negotiations. After decades of tech innovation (including introducing the iPod and iPhone), Jobs passed away in 2011. He was »
- HitFix Staff
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