Sony Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic won’t have a ‘cradle-to-grave’ narrative, says the movie’s screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who hopes to ‘do it justice with Steve Jobs’.
Sorkin, 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. “I’m probably going to instead identify the point of friction that appeals to me and write about that,” he said.
Sorkin believes that all true story film adaptations should be viewed “as a painting not a photograph.”
According to Sorkin, Steve Jobs was “an extremely complicated guy, I know that for sure,” and they haven’t yet found an actor to play him in the movie.
When referring to the independent biopic of Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher that will be competing alongside Sony’s, Sorkin said: “Steve Jobs is a big enough person that there can be multiple movies about him.”
“I think what captured the public’s attention about Steve Jobs is that he made things,” said Sorkin. “I certainly hope I’m able to do it justice with Steve Jobs.”