Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Space Industry and Business News .




TECH SPACE
"Social Network" writer to pen Steve Jobs film script
by Staff Writers
San Francisco (AFP) May 16, 2012


Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday said that the Academy Award winning screenwriter behind "The Social Network" will write the script for a film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Aaron Sorkin will adapt the hot-selling biography by journalist Walter Isaacson for the motion picture screen, according to Sony.

"Steve Jobs's story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time," Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal said in a release.

"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 is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin, and Guymon Casady, according to Pascal and Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad.

Isaacson's book titled simply "Steve Jobs" has sold more than two million copies since its release late last year and was the top-selling title at online retail powerhouse Amazon.com, according to industry statistics cited by Sony.

Sorkin won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Social Network," a blockbuster film based on Mark Zuckerberg launching what is now Facebook in his Harvard dorm room.

Sorkin's other works include "A Few Good Men" and "Moneyball." He has also acquired the rights to The Politician, a book by author Andrew Young about the downfall of former US senator John Edwards.

Sorkin will make his directing debut with a film based on his adaptation of the book for the screen, according to Sony.

Ashton Kutcher is to play Jobs in a new independent film about the late Apple chief's life, a spokeswoman for the "Two and a Half Men" actor said in April.

"Jobs" will tell the story of his life from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple and revered creative entrepreneur, according the spokeswoman.

Twitter trailblazer Kutcher, who recently split from actress Demi Moore, is attached to the project to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern based on a script by Matt Whiteley, it said.

Production was due to start this month while Kutcher is taking a break from "Two and a Half Men," the hit TV series he joined last year after Charlie Sheen was sacked following a very public row with the producer.

Kutcher, 34, was best known for TV shows including "That 70s Show" and "Punk'd" before he replaced Sheen last May. He and Moore, both Twitter early adopters, announced their separation in November.

.


Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





TECH SPACE
Samsung on top as mobile phone sales dip: survey
San Francisco (AFP) May 16, 2012
Mobile phone sales worldwide suffered a rare dip in the first three months of this year on softened demand in Asian markets, industry tracker Gartner reported Wednesday. Approximately 419.1 million mobile phones were bought worldwide during the quarter in a two percent decline from the same period a year earlier, Gartner said. It was the first quarterly decline since early in 2009. "Glob ... read more


TECH SPACE
Record data transmission speed set

Samsung on top as mobile phone sales dip: survey

"Social Network" writer to pen Steve Jobs film script

US class-action ebook price-fixing suit can proceed

TECH SPACE
Second AEHF Military Communications Satellite Launched

Fourth Boeing-built WGS Satellite Accepted by USAF

Raytheon to Continue Supporting Coalition Forces' Information-Sharing Computer Network

Northrop Grumman Wins Contract for USAF Command and Control Modernization Program

TECH SPACE
SpaceX poised for high-stakes space station launch

Ariane rocket launches two Asian satellites

Key facts about SpaceX

Refurbishment on Grand Scale for Iconic VAB

TECH SPACE
North Korea stops jamming South's GPS: official

Transneft to use GLONAS for monitoring

For smartphone users: location, location, location

S. Korea to urge N. Korea to stop GPS jamming

TECH SPACE
Superjet crash blamed on clouds - official

Russia to buy 90 brand-new Su-35S fighters

Russian Air Force roundtable: status quo, revamps, perspectives

Citing safety, Pentagon chief limits flights of F-22 jets

TECH SPACE
Researchers map path to quantum electronic devices

Fast, low-power, all-optical switch

SK Hynix pulls out of bid for Japan's Elpida

Electric charge disorder: A key to biological order?

TECH SPACE
Moscow court upholds ban against satellite image distributor

New Carbon-Counting Instrument Leaves the Nest

China launches new remote-sensing satellite

ESA declares end of mission for Envisat

TECH SPACE
Plastic trash altering ocean habitats

Olympics: London faces up to 'greenest' Games pledge

1,500 children in Nigeria village suffer lead-poisoning

Pacific plastic soup grew 100-fold




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement