Danny Boyle Could Replace David Fincher As Director Of Steve Jobs Biopic; Leonardo DiCaprio Could Star As Lead

Since that passing of Apple head Steve Jobs in 2011, it'd be an understatement to say Hollywood has taken an interest in the man's life story. We've already gotten one film chronicling the life of a young Jobs as played by Ashton Kutcher (That 70s Show), but both critics and fans agreed that Jobs merely skimmed the surface of his rise to the top. So when it was announced that Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom) had written yet another Steve Jobs biopic, it was almost a given that his past collaborator on The Social Network; director David Fincher, would be reteaming  with him for this project. Well it seems this will no longer be the case, as Fincher has since dropped out of the project with Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) rumored to direct,  and his sights are apparently set on Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception) as the film's lead.

The Hollywood Reporter first dropped the news that Fincher would no longer be directing,  mere hours before the trailer for Fincher's upcoming film Gone Girl was released. THR sited financial conflict between Sony Pictures and Fincher as the root of the fall out, which was surprising news to many fans. Fincher's past work made him more than suitable to bring Job's story to the big screen, specifically his work on telling the story of Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of social networking site Facebook in The Social Network. It had been reported that the director had former Batman Christian Bale, who worked with Fincher on The Fighter, in mind for the role of Jobs himself. With Fincher no longer involved with the project, this news also seemingly confirms that Bale is no longer a candidate for the role.
While many surely find Fincher and Bale's departure disappointing,  Sony has seemingly found a way to compensate for it. THR now reports that the studio is eyeing a new Oscar nominated actor and director duo, in forms of the Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio. Boyle isn't necessarily the first person you'd think of to helm a Steve Jobs film, yet his certainly great at what he does. Boyle has several well known and critically acclaimed films to his credit,  including Trainspotting, 127 Hours, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, and the award winning Slumdog Millionaire. Boyle is without a doubt a strong replacement for Fincher, and it'll be very intriguing to see him collaborate for the first time with writer Aaron Sorkin.
As for the possibility of DiCaprio now taking on the role of Jobs himself, it's definitely an intriguing notion. Given that the actor still has yet to win an Oscar, after yet another loss this past year for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, it's safe to assume the actor has a much better chance of taking home a golden statue if he plays such a well known icon. DiCaprio himself has little resemblance to Jobs in comparison to Bale or even Kutcher, as he doesn't really have the signature tall and lanky qualities to him. Yet DiCaprio has help from the amazing make up and effects Hollywood has at it's disposal today, and the many mannerisms of the late iPod creator shouldn't pose too difficult for him either.  Don't be surprised if Boyle and Sony consider Jonah Hill for the part of Job's partner in crime Steve Wozniak, after the success of the duo of DiCaprio and Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street this last year.
So what do you think of Boyle and DiCaprio taking on the Steve Jobs biopic? Would you have preferred the team of Fincher and Bale? Let us know below!