David Fincher Exits Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic

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Social Network reunion ain’t gonna happen.The Gone Girl helmer David Fincher reportedly is out as the director of the non-traditional biopic of visionary Steve Jobs that would have reunited him with scribe Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin.

Word comes from THR that Fincher has dropped out of negotiations after Sony balked at the filmmaker’s aggressive demands for a a whopping $10 million in fees to start along with control over all marketing.

One problem could be that Sony and Fincher relationship on The Social Network’s follow-up film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was much more acerbic.
His marketing ideas — such as expensive, metal one-sheets for the film that couldn’t be displayed in theaters and the tagline “The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas” — didn’t help push Dragon Tattoo to commercial success.

Guess that means Christian Bale who was previously mentioned as Fincher’s favorite to play title role won’t be playing the Apple co-founder any time soon.

Scripted by Sorkin and loosely based on Walter Isaacson‘s biography “Steve Jobs,” the upcoming Jobs movie is reportedly comprised of three half-hour speeches and focuses on the launches of Apple’s original Macintosh computer (1984), NeXT Cube (1990), and original iPod (2001).

“This entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time,”

screenwriter said.

Stay tuned.

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