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Fincher logs out of Jobs biopic

David Fincher will not direct Steve Jobs, Sony's big screen biopic on the late Apple co-creator.

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker had met and discussed the idea with the studio to take the reins on the upcoming movie but was never officially attached to the film, reported Variety.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that the director was at odds with the studio with his "aggressive demands" for control over marketing.

Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs, would have reunited David with his Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin.

Aaron, who finished the script months ago, said the film is divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of the company's infamous product launches.

David, who directed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network, has been busy with his big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel, Gone Girl.

The 51-year-old, who directed Justin Timberlake's Suit And Tie music video, is also an executive producer on Netflix series House Of Cards, which he directed two episodes of.

Steve Jobs is the second film about the Apple co-founder, following 2013's Jobs, which saw Ashton Kutcher playing the tech genius.

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