The Steve Jobs Film Had Too Many Words for Christian Bale

By Gary Cutlack on at

Screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin has spoken about the seemingly troubled Steve Jobs biopic he's working away on, with Christian Bale said to have pulled out because the script was a bit too demanding.

Sorkin told the Independent: "It’s a 181-page script, about 100 of it is that one character," with the film apparently covering the three key product launches of Jobs' career and only spanning a 16-year period of his life. So it looks like we won't get to see him being born and having a moment of inspiration as a six-year-old listening to a wind-up music box.

His relationship with his daughter is apparently the rolling theme of the film, with Sorkin saying he'd had some FaceTime(TM) with her, explaining: "She didn't participate in Walter Isaacson's book, because her father was alive at the time, and she didn't want to alienate either of her parents, so I was very grateful that she was willing to spend time with me."

Michael Fassbender is currently the favourite to play Jobs in the latest movie all about how people started buying Apple things, with Sorkin saying an official cast announcement is imminent. [Independent via MacRumors]