“After delivering the critical and box office smash ‘The Social Network,’ Sony has commissioned the Facebook drama’s creative team for another high-profile techie-themed biopic, this time about Apple founder and tech pioneer Steve Jobs,” Justin Kroll reports for Variety.Sources tell Variety that David Fincher is in early talks to direct the untitled drama, written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and produced by Scott Rudin.”

“Sorkin has publicly said the Jobs biopic will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s infamous product launches,” Kroll reports. “‘The first one being the Mac,’ he told the Daily Beast. ‘The second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod.'”

“Fincher, who last directed ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ for Sony, is currently in post-production on Fox’s ‘Gone Girl,'” Kroll reports. “If a deal is completed, filming would most likely not begin to later this year.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Some will say that the third act should be the iPhone, rather than the iPod, given its historical significance (taught the world what a touched-based UI is, how it should work, set the plate for iPad, etc.)

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Always Right” for the heads up.]

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