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David Fincher in talks to direct upcoming Steve Jobs biopic and other news from Feb. 27, 2014

Mel Martin

The Ashton Kutcher 2013 film on Steve Jobs didn't set the world on fire, and fans are eagerly awaiting a new film based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography of the Apple founder and icon.

The Hollywood Reporter and other media say that director David Fincher (The Social Network) is in talks with Sony to do the film, which would re-unite the director with writer Aaron Sorkin.

The film has had a long gestation. Sony took on the project in 2011, and the script was started in 2012. Fincher is a director who takes his time on projects, so don't look for a quick appearance of this film. No actor has been selected for the role of Jobs, but Steve Wozniak is along as a consultant. Wozniak was very critical of the Kutcher film because of the way many people were portrayed.

Other news from Thursday includes:

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