According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, director David Fincher will not partner with Oscar-winning screenwriter Aron Sorkin for Sony’s Steve Jobs’ biopic. The pair worked together on the recent acclaimed Facebook film, “The Social Network.”
Citing sources close the matter, the report claims that Fincher and Sony disagreed about the compensation and marketing for the film. Fincher allegedly demanded $10 million up front and wanted control over the marketing of the film.
“You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America,” one source said about Fincher’s demands. “This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”
In March, a report claimed that Fincher was eyeing Christian Bale, known for his lead role in “Batman: The Dark Knight” to play Jobs. Besides being a highly-regarded actor, Bale also bears an uncanny resemblance to the now deceased Apple leader.
The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s acclaimed best-selling biography Steve Jobs, which details the life of the Apple co-founder. It is based on more than forty interviews with the Apple visionary over a period of two years.