“Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin hasn’t yet figured out how to put the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on the silver screen, but he is certain it’s not going to be a straightforward biography,” Christine Kearney reports for Reuters. “Sorkin, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of Facebook film ‘The Social Network’ and created TV drama ‘The West Wing,’ said on Thursday he would be looking for an element of tension or an obstacle in Job’s life on which to hang the movie.”
“‘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,’ Sorkin told reporters at a news conference,” Kearney reports. “‘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 said.”
MacDailyNews Take: Well, that won’t be difficult to discover. Might we suggest getting pushed out from the company you founded by the guy you hired, spending a decade watching a succession of bozos drive it nearly off the cliff, then returning to not only save it, but build it into the world’s most valuable company all while fighting the insidious ravages of pancreatic cancer?
Kearney reports, “He said that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been hired by the film studio as a ‘tutor’ on all the technical aspects of computers and on Jobs himself. Wozniak and Jobs founded Apple from a garage in 1976. Wozniak stopped working for the company in 1987 but kept in touch with Jobs until his death.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with Woz, Aaron. Remember that he means well when he tells CNN that he liked the Ashton Kutcher flick better and then recants it all the next day.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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