There are two biopics of Steve Jobs currently in production: JOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher, and Steve Jobs, adapted from Walter Isaacson’s biography by West Wing and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin.
That got MacFormat thinking. How would the world’s greatest film directors make the Steve Jobs story a must-see? They started to wonder how differently the story would be told by different directors, and who would be best for the job.
After some heated discussions, MacFormat settled on a shortlist: action movie director Michael Bay of Transformers and Pearl Harbor fame; David Fincher of Fight Club, Se7en and The Social Network; Pixar’s John Lasseter, director of Cars and A Bug’s Life as well as executive producer of Bolt, Finding Nemo and Brave; the inimitable Coen Brothers, who brought us Raising Arizona, Fargo and O Brother, Where Art Thou?; and last but definitely not least, the late, great Norah Ephron, writer of When Harry Met Sally and writer/director of You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless In Seattle.
What might they have done with the story of Steve – and would any self-respecting Apple fan actually want to see the results? Stock up on popcorn and pass the pic’n’mix as MacFormat try to re-imagine Steve Jobs, the movie.