David Fincher has reportedly dropped out of the upcoming movie about late Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director has had a disagreement with Sony Pictures over compensation so will step down from the movie.

The director was reportedly seeking $10 million up front in fees, as well as control over marketing.

Representatives for Sony Pictures declined to comment to the publication.

A source with ties to the studio said that Fincher could potentially re-enter negotiations, but that the fee he is seeking is “ridiculous”.

The source commented: “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality - it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”

The Jobs movie would have reunited Fincher with his Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin.

The film is based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography Steve Jobs.