Based on the sadly dismal box office cash it’s failed to drum up, statistically few of you have seen Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s semi-biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Apple’s late CEO.
Well, if you want to get a taste of what you’re missing — or simply want to revisit Sorkin’s dialog-heavy screenplay — now you can, because Universal Pictures has made the entire 190-page script available to read for free online.
Despite the movie’s box office bomb status, Steve Jobs is currently the odds-on favorite for “Best Adapted Screenplay” at the Oscars, thanks to Sorkin’s trademark screwball dialog, which ensured the rare feat that the screenwriter’s name was even more associated with this project than the director’s.
Should Sorkin win an Academy Award, it will be his second Oscar win in the category, following his other Silicon Valley drama, The Social Network, back in 2010. He also wrote scripts for Charlie Wilson’s War and Moneyball — making Steve Jobs Sorkin’s fourth nonfiction film adaptation in a row.
Given the movie’s failure to perform at theaters, and the criticism the project has received from some movie industry higher-ups like Pixar and Disney’s Ed Catmull, it will be fascinating to see how Steve Jobs finally fares when votes are finally tallied.