Aaron Sorkin Completes Screenplay for Isaacson-Based Steve Jobs Biopic

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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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Shrink Avatar
92 months 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:
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jlgolson Avatar
92 months 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.
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iBug2 Avatar
92 months 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.
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Gasu E. Avatar
92 months ago

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


Sure; but what has Lincoln done lately?
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mozumder Avatar
92 months 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.
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chriscrk Avatar
92 months ago
Excited for this... even more so after the disappointment that was Jobs (the Ashton film, not Steve lol)
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