The writer of Oscar-winning film The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin, is said to be working on the film about the late Steve Jobs' life.

The project is reported to be based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple co-founder. The book is based upon 40 interviews with Jobs over the space of two years. It also includes interviews with family members, friends, colleagues and fans.

The book was originally planned for a January 2012 release, however following Jobs' deteriorating health the release was moved forward to November 2011. Following Jobs' death on October 5th, the book was brought forward again and was released yesterday by publishers Simon & Schuster.

Sony Pictures accquired the rights to the book for a seven-figure sum and it is believed that Mark Gordon (12 Rounds, The Messenger) will produce the biopic.

Reps for Sorkin and Sony were unavailable for comment and it is unclear how Sorkin would approach the film. The writer was a friend of Jobs and, as the LA Times Blog pointed out, it's rare for a biopic to cover someone who so recently died.