David Fincher has carved out an insanely unique place for himself as a film pioneer,as he’s tackled subjects that others strayed away from and has bike ground in more than one way for film. His 1999 film Fight Club is still lauded as a cinematic and technical masterpiece while he’s also a driving force behind the groundbreaking House of Cards in Netflix.
Fincher is taking his talents back to cinema though for a spiritual sequel to The Social Network, as the Oscar-nominated director is in talks to helm a Steve Jobs biopic for Sony. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fincher isn’t a lock to direct yet, but he’s pretty close to it.
Fincher is in early talks to helm the untitled film based on WalterIsaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. If a deal comes together, the film would reunite the director with Oscar-winning Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, who recently finished the adaptation, and the film’s producer Scott Rudin.
The Social Network still routinely gets mentioned this time of year as being an Oscar snub after losing Best picture in 2011. Fincher has developed into one of the finest filmmakers in the world today, which means news that he’s tackling Steve Jobs’ life story is some of the most exciting news we’ll hear all week.