Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
It's Steve Carell Vs. Emma Stone In Battle Of The Sexes
They're on for the real-life tennis tale
Adrianne Palicki In Talks For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-off
Nick Blood is her likely co-star
Billy Zane Is Back Back Back For Zoolander 2
He's a cool dude!
The Lego Batman Movie Leaps Over Ninjago
The Dark Knight will hit cinemas first. Cue the theme!
Andy Samberg Voicing Storks
Kelsey Grammer also on board Warners' new 'toon
Promo For The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?
Exploring Tim Burton's most infamous 'What if?'
Nicole Perlman And Meg LeFauve In Talks to Write Captain Marvel
UPDATE: Marvel has made it official
Adam Scott Has A Sexy Sleepover In The Overnight Trailer
Pizza night turns into something more...
Joe Wright's Pan Is Flying To An Autumn Release
Warners is shifting the fantasy film's date
New Full-Length Jurassic World Trailer Arrives Online
A brave new world
Ian McKellen's Case Is Afoot In New Mr Holmes Trailer
Sloooofah!
First Look At John Michael McDonagh's War On Everyone
And Theo James joins the Calvary follow-up
New Poster For Joseph Gordon-Levitt's The Walk
Philippe Petit heads to place called vertigo
Star Wars: Rogue One Details Revealed
Film will show Rebel mission to steal the Death Star plans
Second Fantastic Four Trailer Leaps In
'You can't fix this...'
New Jurassic World Posters Arrive
Dino might
First Trailer For Star Wars Rebels Season 2
Vader gladiator
Lucas Till's Havok Returning For X-Men: Apocalypse
Hi, energy
Alan Rickman Finds The Limehouse Golem
He's aboard the murder mystery
Fast & Furious 7 Outpaces The US Box Office Again
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 segways into second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 April 2015
Sony May Combine Two Dragon Tattoo Books Into One Film
Could Lisbeth Salander return at last?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Gone Girl (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Out Of The Furnace
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Flowers Of War (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Christian Bale Could Be Steve Jobs
For David Fincher’s biopic of the Apple man

21 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Christian Bale Could Be Steve Jobs

Last month, word arrived that Sony was looking to put the Social Network team back together for its Steve Jobs film. With Aaron Sorkin on script duty, the studio had hoped that David Fincher would direct it. Now The Wrap updates the story, bringing news that Fincher wants Christian Bale as Jobs.

Though all involved are naturally circling the PR wagons and refusing to comment on the record lest the talks are disrupted, Fincher has apparently told studio head Amy Pascal that he’ll only take the job if Bale is on board as Jobs.

Given his physical resemblance to the former Apple boss, Bale could certainly pull it off. And his Oscar winner status certainly won’t hurt the prestige of the new project. Sorkin’s script, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorised biography of the man, focuses on three big moments in Jobs’ corporate life, including the launch of the Mac, the NeXT (which was introduced after he was removed from the company) and the iPod, launched in the years after his triumphant return. Sony is ideally aiming to have the cameras rolling either by the end of this year or early next to accommodate both Fincher and Bale’s busy schedules. This could be something great, but we’re not holding our breath until the happy press releases start flying.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

A New Raid 2 Trailer Lands Online
The internet salutes Iko Uwais
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

He COULD be Steve Jobs? If you shave his hair off and put on Steve's glasses, he practically looks like him! More

Posted by Darren47 at 02:42 on 29 March 2014 | Report This Post

A No-Brainer For You All:
Speaking of Fincher, here's hoping he directs Star Wars: Episode VIII and / or IX; great director, friend of George Lucas, former ILM employee. You know it makes sense. More

Posted by Litshttam at 12:04 on 23 March 2014 | Report This Post

Another one!
This is too much! There are already 2 films out about the guy! I don't wish to speak ill of the dead but another film about the turtleneck wearing capitalist/bully/'visionary' is really milking it! What is it gonna be called? Steve Jobs: c'mon, we're trying to get an Oscar! There is too much great talent to be wasted on something that has already been done twice in the last couple of years. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 08:50 on 22 March 2014 | Report This Post

Just hire Noah Wyle again
Noah Wyle still looks exactly like him. And I don't even want to image Bale doing Steve Jobs' voice More

Posted by Jambot at 02:30 on 22 March 2014 | Report This Post

I'm not removing my pants ...
... because I don't wear them, but I will happily take my shirt off and wave it in the air screaming blue murder. I have a serious movie boner right now. More

Posted by Nicky C at 18:07 on 21 March 2014 | Report This Post

Just removing my pants...
Bale directed by Fincher from a Sorkin script? Consider me aroused! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:55 on 21 March 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)