Aaron Sorkin is in the middle of working on his version of a Steve Jobs biopic, and at a meeting called the Hero Summit, he revealed that the screenplay’s current form might seem a little strange. The Daily Beast reports that instead of traditionally telling the story of Steve Jobs from the beginning of his life or career, Sorkin plans to focus on three different segments, each about 30 minutes of the film in real time, set backstage at different Apple Events.
It’s an interesting idea, to be sure. Steve was known for his presentations, and much of his and Apple’s story was written at those big announcements, where he revealed products such as the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone. Portraying three events at different points in Steve’s life would show both his and the company’s growth, and also put him on display when he shined the most and backstage, when he was perhaps the most honest with his co-workers.
We’ll have to see how this works out. Since the screenplay is still being worked on, the script might change as time goes on or, in the wild world of Hollywood, this version of the movie might never make it to shooting. But it’s an interesting idea, and it would give us an unique perspective on Steve Jobs and his legacy.
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