Director David Fincher, writer Aaron Sorkin, and producer Scott Rudin -- of "The Social Network" fame -- reportedly The Hollywood Reporter.. But this tech movie dream trio appears to have fizzled, according to
After Fincher asked for $10 million up front in compensation and control over the movie's marketing, Sony has reportedly begun looking to replace him as director.
In 2012, Sony announced that Academy Award-winner Sorkin agreed to write the screenplay based on"Steve Jobs." Then, more recently, there had been chatter that Fincher would come on as director and Rudin as a producer.
A couple of years ago, it was said Sony wasor Noah Wyle to play the role of Jobs. More recently, however, it was looking like Christian Bale -- of "The Dark Knight" and "American Hustle" -- would play the role. A report last month noted that Fincher said he if Bale signed on as lead.
While it's possible that Fincher could still strike a deal with Sony, it's likely he'll have to adjust his compensation requests, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A source familiar with the matter told the news source, "You're not doing 'Transformers' here. You're not doing 'Captain America.' This is quality -- it's not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front."