Speaking today at The Hero Summit, an event sponsored by Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Aaron Sorkin revealed a few tidbits about the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic he’s penning — not the probably awful one starring Ashton Kutcher, btw. Most interestingly, the film will be presented in three scenes pegged to significant moments in Jobs’ life: the development of the Macintosh computer, the iPod and the debut of NeXT.
Reports the Verge:
During an interview, Sorkin revealed that the movie will be comprised of three, 30-minute sections that each take place backstage in the moments immediately preceding some of Jobs’ most iconic keynotes.
“This entire movie is going to be three scenes and three scenes only that all take place in realtime,” Sorkin said. “A half hour for you in the audience is the same as a half hour to a character on the screen.” The three presentations that will serve as backdrops in the film will be the original Macintosh, the debut of NeXT, and the first-ever iPod reveal in 2001. That covers a decent chunk of Jobs’ career, though it also omits many of Apple’s later accomplishments including the iPhone and iPad. Still, Sorkin says he chose the timeframe intentionally, with the classic “Think Different” commercial serving as a potential end point for the film.
Sorkin, who says that no actor has been cast for the Jobs role at this point, said that Jobs once reached out to him to write a script for a Pixar film, but he turned it down.
“I didn’t think I’d be able to make an inanimate object talk,” Sorkin said. Jobs replied, “once you make them talk, they won’t be inanimate anymore.”
Watch the full interview below…