The latest Steve Jobs movie hasn't even started filming and it's already experienced another defection.
Sony Pictures, the studio that acquired the rights soon after Jobs' death in 2011, has pulled out of the project, according to Variety. In the wake of Sony's departure, Universal Pictures is said to be making a play for the biopic, which is being written by Aaron Sorkin.
Sony Pictures did not respond to a request for more information, and Universal could not immediately be contacted.
The departure is the second major desertion from the project in less than a month. "The Dark Knight" star Christian Bale, who was announced in late October as the actor to portray the late Apple co-founder in "Jobs,"earlier this month after reportedly deciding he was not right for the part.
Directed by Danny Boyle, director of "Slumdog Millionaire," the movie's screenplay is based on the. Other actors said to be associated with the film include Seth Rogen, who is reportedly set to play Apple co-founder .
The movie is the third to be based on Jobs' life. But unlike last year's straight-up chronological biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, Sorkin's screenplay is reported to focus onduring the late Apple co-founder's career. The first film out of the gate based on Jobs' life was "iSteve," a 79-minute satirical movie released last year starring Justin Long, the same actor Apple tapped for its famous switch ads.