A couple of days back, Sony Pictures announced that Aaron Sorkin, the Academy Award winning writer of The Social Network, will adapt Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography into a screenplay. Today, another report published by Chicago Tribune (via TUAW) has revealed that the Apple co-founder and longtime friend of Jobs, Steve Wozniak, will assist the oscar-winning writer with his biopic. Woz will reportedly serve as a technical “tutor” on computers and also offer insight on the iconic chief himself.
According to the source:
“Drama is tension versus obstacle. Someone wants something, something is standing in their way of getting it. They want the money, they want the girl, they want to get to Philadelphia – doesn’t matter … And I need to find that event and I will. I just don’t know what it is,” Sorkin said.
Sorkin said he would turn his full attention to the Jobs film in late June, once he has launched “The Newsroom”, which is set behind the scenes at a television network.
He said that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been hired by the film studio as a “tutor” on all the technical aspects of computers and on Jobs himself.
Wozniak and Jobs founded Apple from a garage in 1976. Wozniak stopped working for the company in 1987 but kept in touch with Jobs until his death.