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Sony Drops Danny Boyle-Directed, Aaron Sorkin-Penned Steve Jobs Film; Universal Eyes Taking It On

Sony Drops Danny Boyle-Directed, Aaron Sorkin-Penned Steve Jobs Film; Universal Eyes Taking It On

Update 11/25: Variety reports that Universal has officially taken over the “Jobs” movie.

Weeks of buzz, casting rumors, endless insights from Aaron Sorkin and now….this? For a project that was reportedly on a fast-track to start shooting as early as this winter, this latest news about “Jobs,” the upcoming film about the late founder of Apple, is certainly surprising.

Deadline reports that Sony has put the Danny Boyle-directed “Jobs” in turnaround, with Universal now kicking the tires on the movie to potentially give it a home. There’s no word on why the studio dropped the project, but it seems everything is being done with the Scott Rudin production to try and keep it on track. As previously reported, the film boasts a 181-page script, and will tell the story of Steve Jobs via a triptych structure, focusing on the Mac, NeXT and iPod product launches, in 1984, 1997 and 2001 respectively. 

Michael Fassbender was the last name rumored for the title role, but nothing is official yet, and likely won’t be until this project has a home. Insert your own booting up joke closing line right here….

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