Smartphones don’t exist in a vacuum, and while we direct the majority of our efforts towards bringing you information about the latest hardware and software, the industry that produces this gear is often fascinating to discuss on its own. When we’re talking about individuals who have shaped the evolution of smartphones as we know them, anyone’s short list of key figures is bound to include Steve Jobs – and as such, we’ve been fascinated by the biographical projects that have sprung up in the years since his untimely death in 2011. Last year brought us the movie Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, but the film failed to resonate with audiences. Now Sony’s aiming to take its own shot at telling Jobs’s story, and rumors are starting to close-in on possible casting.
Sony’s courted The Social Network‘s Aaron Sorkin to pen the biopic, and he may return alongside that film’s director, David Fincher. According to industry sources, Fincher is currently talking to Sony about directing, and is only interested if Christian Bale signs on to play Steve Jobs.
Besides being an Academy Award-winning actor, Bale shares more than a bit of a physical resemblance with Jobs, and has apparently been mentioned more than once in the past as a possible contender for the role.
Right now, Sony hasn’t even talked to Bale about his desire to play the part, and even if he was ultimately cast, we’ve still got a long way to go before filming would get underway. Still, it’s an exciting possibility.