We reported earlier in the week that Academy Award-winning screenplay writer Aaron Sorkin had been chosen to write Sony’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. In a recent news conference, Sorkin answers many of the questions we’ve all been wondering, and also announces some interesting news…
“It can’t be a straight ahead biography because it’s very difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure of a biography,” Sorkin said. “Drama is tension versus obstacle. Someone wants something, something is standing in their way of getting it. They want money, they want the girl, they want to get to Philadelphia – doesn’t matter… And I need to find that event and I will. I just don’t know what it is.”
Sorkin also announced that Sony Pictures has hired Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as tutor for the film. He will advise the crew on the character of Jobs and also some technical aspects of computers. It’ll definitely be interesting to see which direction Sony takes the biopic.
It’s also important to note that this is a different film than the indie version that Ashton Kutcher will be acting in.