“Steve Jobs will come to life on screen courtesy of ‘The Social Network’ writer Aaron Sorkin, who is set to pen a movie about the Apple visionary, Sony Pictures announced Tuesday,” Fox News reports.

“The film will be based on the biography of Jobs written by Walter Isaacson and published following the technology guru’s death,” Fox News reports. “The Sorkin project is separate to an indie biopic called “Jobs,” which has Ashton Kutcher in the star role.”

Fox News reports, “Sorkin won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Social Network,’ which chronicled the founding of Facebook.”

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Borys Kit reports for The Hollywood Reporter, “Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady are producing the project. Sony reportedly paid $1 million for the rights to the biography, picking it up in October. The book was Amazon’s best-selling title of 2011 and, according to Publisher’s Weekly, 2.2 million copies were sold last year.”

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Kit reports, “Said Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal in a statement: ‘Steve Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining and polarizing.'”

Kit writes, “By only setting a scribe now, Sony is clearly in no rush with its project, believing that pedigree will be one of its distinguishing factors.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Lynn Weiler,” and “Carl H.” for the heads up.]

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