Aaron Sorkin Promises Steve Jobs Movie Won’t Be Another “Straight Biopic,” Hires Steve Wozniak As Advisor

Aaron Sorkin Promises Steve Jobs Movie Won’t Be Another “Straight Biopic,” Hires Steve Wozniak As Advisor

Aaron Sorkin won an Oscar for writing "The Social Network," a film about Mark Zuckerberg and the rise of Facebook.

Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recently signed on to pen Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic. The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s official Jobs biography, but most of the details, including plot and casting, have yet to be announced.

In a recent interview Sorkin talked about the kind of film he wanted to make, saying that it “can’t be a straight biography.” Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has also been hired as an advisor for the film.

“I know so little about what I am going to write. I know what I am not going to write. It can’t be a straight ahead biography because it’s very difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure of a biography, ” said Sorkin. “Drama is tension versus obstacle. Someone wants something, something is standing in their way of getting it. They want the 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 won’t be able to devote his full attention to the Jobs film until later in June. He has to get his upcoming TV show, The Newsroom, off the ground first. Depending on how long it takes Sorkin to finish pre-production, we probably won’t see the movie until late 2013.

Another good piece of news is that Woz has been brought on to advise Sorkin throughout the production. He will be attending to the “technical aspects of computers” and advise on the character of Jobs.

Sorkin’s film is not to be confused with the indie Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher.

  • Tallest_Skil

    So, full of lies and sensationalized for the purpose of being a Hollywood movie.

    Screw that.
  • Django Spaghetti-O’s

    Sure…. but is Bruce Willis casted as Job’s dad??? That’s all it matters.

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