The script Aaron Sorkin is crafting for a film about Steve Jobs will be comprised of just three scenes, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter said Thursday.
The scenes will all take place backstage before three of Jobs’ most important product launches: the original Macintosh; NeXT, which was the start-up Jobs created after leaving Apple; and the iPod.
Zzzzzzzzz … suddenly the Ashton Kutcher-starring Steve Jobs movie is beginning to sound a lot more interesting. Sorkin has an opportunity to surface interesting details about Jobs, and he chose to focus on the three parts of the story everyone knows? Considering the details he has from the Isaacson book, the formative years would have made much more interesting than this. This is a guy who didn’t use deodorant for like 30 years! He disowned his daughter just as he was becoming famous! He ate nothing but fruit! There’s got to be better uses of 90 minutes than a “24”-style behind-the-scenes piece, which basically sounds like a tech-company recreation of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” because that’s this guy’s comfort zone.