Columbia Pictures is currently working on a Steve Jobs biopic and has Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) writing the script. The Daily Beast had a chance to sit down with Sorkin, who revealed his unconventional approach to the story.
"This entire movie is going to be three scenes and three scenes only. That all take place in real time," the writer explained. "There will be no time cuts and each will take place before a product launch. Backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT ,after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod."
He continued: "I don't know if you remember the ad campaign [Jobs] did. It was the 'Think Different' campaign. 'Here's to the crazy ones.' That's how it began. If I can end the movie with that text and that voice over... If I can earn that ending, then I will have written the movie that I wanted to write."
BadChadB33writes: on November 15th, 2012 at 11:29:30 PM
WTF? God damn Hollywood just when I think you can't go any lower, you surprise me and do it.
Dreamcastwrites: on November 15th, 2012 at 11:32:41 PM
So, Sorkin, is that the cocaine talking or the egomania?
jdl107writes: on November 15th, 2012 at 11:53:32 PM
@BlackDynamite: There's some f*cking good music out there that have been made on drugs. Does Jimi, Led Zep, Floyd, The Doors come to mind? Don't see how it wouldn't do the same for movies.
Actually scratch all that. f*ck it, that comment was just downright dumb, not even gonna bother with it.
jdl107writes: on November 15th, 2012 at 11:56:02 PM
This is a pretty interesting concept. Can't wait to see it.
The concept makes me interested, but then it dies when I remember Kutcher is JOBS.
... For f*ck's sake.
Deaft0newrites: on November 16th, 2012 at 4:25:03 AM
jdl, that's another movie that starred The Kutch and he already finished it. I think Sorkin mentioned in some other article that he was considering either Noah Wyle to play Jobs again since he already did in 'The Pirates of Silicon Valley'. Or Christian Bale because he looks like Jobs too.
My money is on Bale being casted, and knowing that this movie will have 3 scenes that all happened prior to Jobs losing weight from Pancreatic Cancer, Bale won't have to drop down to 120 pounds for a 4th time like he did for The Machinist, Rescue Dawn, and The Fighter.
minkowskiwrites: on November 16th, 2012 at 1:44:39 PM
Three SCENES, but not three shots.
If they had wanted to f*cking impress, they would have done the movie in three long shots, but scenes? Doesn't do sh*t for me, so stop f*cking bragging.
"All three scenes will involve Jobs whining and bitching about how someone else stole his ideas."
Right. Like Jobs single-handedly developed the very products that made Apple into what it is today.
minkowskiwrites: on November 16th, 2012 at 5:36:13 PM