Battle of the Steve Jobs Movies
Right now, if you want to watch a fictionalized version of the story of Steve Jobs, you have one option: the so-so 1999 teleflick Pirates of Silicon Valley, with Noah Wyle as Apple’s cofounder. Before too long, though, there will be two fresh new choices: an independent biopic from Five Star Features and one from Sony that’s based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorized biography.
And now Sony has got its wish: The company has signed up screenwriting superstar Aaron Sorkin to write its screenplay. Sorkin, of course, has plenty of experience writing about Silicon Valley tech legends, having already tackled Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. And his famously snappy patter should be a good fit for the quick-witted, tart-tongued Jobs.
Meanwhile, the indie film has a head start production-wise, and it snagged a
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