Aaron Sorkin Submits Script for Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic


In a report announcing HBO had signed The Newsroom to a third and final season, Variety also confirmed Aaron Sorkin has submitted his script for Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic.

With the season three order now official, Variety has also confirmed that Sorkin has turned in script for Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, which Sorkin was tapped to pen in spring 2012.

Sorkin was chosen to pen the Sony flick back in May of 2012 while Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been a ‘tutor’ for the movie. The latter decided to join the Sony biopic, opposed to the Ashton Kutcher film Jobs, which Wozniak referred to as inaccurate and “crap” (we didn’t think the movie was great either).

Previous interviews by Sorkin revealed the film will feature three 30-minute scenes in real-time focusing on the original Mac, NeXT and the iPod. Stay tuned for what many are referring to as the ‘real’ Steve Jobs biopic.


  • Al

    Three 30 minute scenes backstage prior to a product launch (assuming I understood that correctly)? I’m certainly not going to pay money to see that.

  • With Sorkin’s name attached to the project, I’m expecting that it should turn out fairly well, if not fantastic. I love what he’s done with The Newsroom. Actually, speaking of The Newsroom, that’s a similar concept and it works quite well, although it is TV episodes and not a movie.

    This idea sounds like it could work great as a TV mini-series, but I’m not sure how they’re going to make it work as a movie. It’ll be interesting to see how they tie the scenes together. I’m assuming they’d have an overall story that ties everything together. For instance, if it’s a 2 ½ hour movie that includes three 30-minute real-time scenes, I could see that possibly working (although it would be quite long for a drama). However, if it’s a 1 ½ hour movie that ONLY contains those three scenes, I don’t see how that could work.

    I guess we’ll wait and see. One thing’s for sure though, it has piqued my interest, hearing about a unique idea like the 3 long real-time scenes. As a movie lover I’ll be interested in seeing it just to see if they can pull it off.

  • Al

    Ya, I’m a huge fan of the Newsroom also. Sorkin being attached to this project is certainly intriguing. Some reports say this is based on Isaacson’s book, and others say it’s not a cradle to grave thing, while others “seem to suggest” what I had previously mentioned. Either way, I’ll wait until it gets to Netflix or Hulu.

    I’m wondering if it will be “Sorkinized” with 240 word per minute banter 🙂