“Is Not a Biopic; Isn’t The Story of Steve Jobs,”Aaron Sorkin about The Film Based on The Official Biography of Jobs
The screenwriter’s The Social Network (which won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay) has talked briefly about his next project, the big screen adaptation of the official biography of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson (do not confuse with the forgettable jOBS with Ashton Kutcher).
Sorkin has described his new script as “one of the few times that I have finished writing what they wanted to write” revealing that it will reflect both the lights and the shadows of the personality of the co-founder of Apple in a way very different from how the medium has tried it so far.
“It’s not a biopic; It is not the story of Steve Jobs, is something very different to that. It is a fascinating type, part hero, part anti-hero.”
Regarding the recent rumors of The Hollywood Reporter placed to Danny Boyle, Director of Slumdog Millionaire, taking charge of the project now that David Fincher is picked from the negotiations, Sorkin has slipped topic saying:
“I don’t want to reveal so much tonight. I don’t want to give notice or make someone feel that I approached the film in a different way. I’m going to make the film to speak for itself. But he [Jobs] is a fascinating type surrounded by fascinating people, and had very interesting relationships with the people in his life.”
Along with rumors of Boyle engineering also has left the name of Leonardo DiCaprio as a possible actor for the role of Jobs against the pairing of David Fincher and Christian Bale that sounded so far. In any case, Sorkin has already delivered to Sony the final script, a script that seems to be made up by three scenes of 30 minutes duration that are built around three major releases of Apple products, and has it easy to overcome more than the mediocre portraits that you have made up to the date of the person’s Jobs.