Here's What David Fincher Thought Of The Steve Jobs Movie
Alberto E. Rodriguez/GettySony Pictures has been having a rough time lately.Advertisement
Sony wanted Fincher, who has directed movies like "Gone Girl," and "The Social Network," to do the Jobs biopic as well, but he ended up declining to direct it.
It seems like Fincher asked Sony for too much money.But The Verge found that Fincher emailed Sony execs about the screenplay based on Walter Isaacson's biography. Here's what he thought:
Is great. It's a play, but a really quicksilver, cinematic one.
I would think you would want to cast and rehearse very carefully (couple months)
Shoot very quickly (4 or 5 weeks - 8 days per ACT??)
The venues would be easy (we could probably find them all in town)
Editing is where we would spend time.
Can SONY market a ONE MAN SHOW(?)
Can you guys make the LENNY of it all, the MUST SEE?
The movie he's talking about, "Lenny," is a biopic of comedian Lenny Bruce, starring Dustin Hoffman.
Bruce, like Jobs, was controversial in his industry.Since Fincher, and Leonardo DiCaprio - who Sony wanted to play Jobs - passed on the movie, Sony gave up as well. Advertisement
Universal Pictures will make it instead.
Michael Fassbender will play Jobs and Danny Boyle will direct, but it's too bad we'll never know what the movie would have been like with Fincher at the helm.