Aaron Sorkin Talks Steve Jobs Film Details

Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) has announced that his Steve Jobs biopic will in fact be a ‘real time’ drama consisting of three 30 minute long scenes. Sony Pictures paid millions of dollars for the rights to turn the Apple founders authorised biography into a film, just days after his tragic passing on 5th October 2011. However Sorkin has admittedly based his screenplay on his own research, largely discarding the bestselling biography.

“I’m meeting with all the people in Steve’s life now, from [Apple co-founder] Wozniak to all the people who were around for the Macintosh. So I’ve been able to meet these people who revere him in spite of the fact he made all of them cry at one point or another, but he made all of them better at what they were doing.”

Explaining the unique real time approach of the film Sorkin has said:

“This entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time… There will be no time cuts and each will take place before a product launch. Backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being Next after he had left Apple, and the third one being the iPod.”

A for how he wants to leave audiences and his ambitions for capturing the unique genius spirit of Steve Jobs, the screenwriter went on to add:

“I don’t know if you remember the ad campaign he did. It was the ‘Think Different’ campaign. ‘Here’s to the crazy ones.’ That’s how it began. If I can end the movie with that text and that voice over… If I can earn that ending, then I will have written the movie that I wanted to write.”

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