Steve Wozniak has made his feelings about Ashton Kutcher’s Jobs movie pretty clear, but how does he really feel about the film? Kutcher believes Woz’s views could be swayed by the fact he’s being paid by another studio to support a different Steve Jobs movie, and because Jobs doesn’t place enough focus on Woz’s contribution to Apple.
In June, Woz added that he couldn’t judge the film until he had seen it, but said he was worried that it would portray Jobs as “a saint who was ignored, rather than one of the key people who led Apple through failure after failure.”
“Woz is being paid by another company to support a different Steve Jobs film,” Kutcher told The Hollywood Reporter when asked what he would say to Woz to change his mind about the film. “It’s personal for him, but it’s also business. We have to keep that in mind.”
Kutcher is referring to Sony’s “official” Jobs biopic, which is being written by The West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin and is based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Jobs. Sorkin revealed he had hired Woz as an adviser for the film during an interview with Reuters in May.
“The biggest criticism that I have ultimately heard,” Kutcher said, “is that he [Woz] wanted it to represent his contribution to Apple fairly, but in all fairness the movie’s called Jobs, and it’s about Jobs and the legacy of Jobs, so I think it focuses more on what his contribution to Apple was.”
You can catch the interview below:
Source: The Hollywood Reporter