Aaron Sorkin reveals Steve Jobs biopic details

'The Social Network' screenwriter says movie will have just three scenes

Aaron Sorkin has revealed details of the Steve Jobs biopic he is currently writing.

The Social Network screenwriter has said the film, depicting the life of the late Apple founder, will consist of just three 30-minute scenes each taking place in real time, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Sorkin revealed:

I hope I don’t get killed by the studio for giving too much away. This entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only.

The scenes will take place backstage before three significant product launches during his life. They are: the original Macintosh computer launch in 1984; the launch of the NeXT cube, which was start up by Jobs after he first left Apple (1990); and the original iPod launch in 2001.

The screenwriter also said that, as part of his writing process, he has met Jobs’ friends and former colleagues including Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. “I’ve been able to talk to these people who revere him in spite of the fact that he made all of them cry at one point or another,” said Sorkin. “But he made all of them better at what they were doing.”

Sorkin has said he intends to finish the movie with text or a voiceover of the line “here’s to the crazy ones” from Apple’s infamous Think Different ad campaign. “If I can earn that ending then I’ll have written the movie that I want to write,” he said.

A separate big-screen Jobs biopic is in the works under the title Jobs: Get Inspired, with Ashton Kutcher attached in the title role.