Steve Jobs biopic to play out in three, real-time scenes

16 November, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has revealed details of his upcoming Steve Jobs biopic – currently one of two in production – confirming the film will be written in just three scenes that all take place in real time.

Speaking with The Daily Beast’s Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown, Sorkin discussed plans for the upcoming project, adding “I hope I don’t get killed by the studio for giving too much away… but this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.’

The biopic, which at present does not have an actor confirmed for the lead role, will reportedly consist of three half-hour scenes depicting three significant product launches in Jobs’ working life. According to 9to5 Mac, these will be the original Mac, NeXt and iPod launches, capturing the moments leading up to each keynote speech.

Sorkin confirmed earlier this year that he had been recruited by Sony to adapt Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of Apple’s late co-founder for film. The screenwriter, who also adapted The Social Network, said that he wants to avoid the “cradle-to-grave” narrative that is common practice when creating a movie from a biography and has enlisted Steve Wozniak as a “tutor” for the film.

Sony’s project is one of two Steve Jobs biopics in production, in addition to jOBS –  an independent film  starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs which began filming in May.

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