Sony Pictures is dropping plans to produce a film about Steve Jobs and is in talks to sell the project to Universal Pictures, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The producers wanted to press ahead on a faster schedule than the studio could accommodate, said one of the people, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and asked not to be named. They took the project to Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures, which is in talks to acquire the film, a second person said.
The film division of Tokyo-based Sony Corp. acquired the rights to create a film based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” after the Apple Inc. co-founder’s death in 2011. The script is being co-written by Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar for the “The Social Network” screenplay.