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Aaron Sorkin Completes Screenplay for Isaacson-Based Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the movie based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, has completed his screenplay and submitted it to Sony, according to Variety. Sorkin -- who is well known for his work on The West Wing and The Social Network, was tapped to write the script back in the spring of 2012.

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Later that year, Sorkin revealed that he was planning to have the movie take place across three 30-minute scenes, with each scene taking place behind the scenes of a major product launch. He mentioned the launches of the original Mac, the NeXT cube, and the iPod, but it is not known if Sorkin has kept to that plan.

Sorkin has said that biographies have a natural "cradle-to-grave structure" that is very difficult to overcome, but that he was hoping to write something more unique with the Steve Jobs film. The Sorkin/Isaacson/Sony project is entirely separate from the Ashton Kutcher-led film that was released in 2013.

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27 weeks ago

He's been dead for awhile. I don't think these people are doing it to show the life of jobs. They are just doing it for the money.


By that logic, pretty much all historical biopics are suspect.:rolleyes:
Rating: 24 Votes
27 weeks ago

He's been dead for awhile. I don't think these people are doing it to show the life of jobs. They are just doing it for the money.

Yeah, I mean, they just came out with that Abraham Lincoln movie and he's been dead for a long time.
Rating: 20 Votes
27 weeks ago

Sure; but what has Lincoln done lately?


If he didn't kill all those vampires back then, we would have a lot more vampires to deal with today.
Rating: 14 Votes
27 weeks ago

Lincoln was a much more influential person to the history of our country than Jobs.


Sure; but what has Lincoln done lately?
Rating: 9 Votes
27 weeks ago

He's been dead for awhile. I don't think these people are doing it to show the life of jobs. They are just doing it for the money.


What's the point of this statement?

Are there people that somehow thought movie companies were non-profits? I don't understand.
Rating: 8 Votes
27 weeks ago
Excited for this... even more so after the disappointment that was Jobs (the Ashton film, not Steve lol)
Rating: 8 Votes
27 weeks ago

He's been dead for awhile. I don't think these people are doing it to show the life of jobs. They are just doing it for the money.


I thought making such a film soon after Jobs' death was a tasteless money-grab, now it's disrespectful to wait a little while first? :confused:
Rating: 7 Votes
27 weeks ago
I just can't wait to see what comes out of it.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago

If he didn't kill all those vampires back then, we would have a lot more vampires to deal with today.


I'm glad someone else realizes this. I mean, it's very easy to lose sight of Lincoln's impact on the vampire population. We rarely even discuss Vampires these days, unless it's in a pop-culturesque manner. I'm going out on a limb right now and stating that Steve Jobs never even fought a vampire in his life, let alone defeated one.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago
Well if this screenplay is as accurate as The Social Network, then the original iPhone was working perfectly at the first demonstration without fear of failure, Jobs created Pixar completely by himself, and had the patience, understanding, and sympathy of a Buddhist monk. Sorkin is a great writer, but not an accurate writer. No one should watch this thinking they are going to see what it was actually like at product launches.
Rating: 2 Votes

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