Aaron Sorkin will tell Steve Jobs’ story in only three scenes. The Oscar-winning screenwriter sat down with The Daily Beast, and dished on his Jobs’ biopic. And one thing is for sure – he’s not taking a conventional approach.
Sorkin told the website that the entire movie is going to be three scenes, and those three scenes are all going to be shot in real-time, which means no cuts, no blinks, and no jumps.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is the first time Sorkin has talked publicly about his plans for the biopic. He added that the three scenes will run 30 minutes each, and that each of them takes place before a major product launch. Those products are: 1984′s Macintosh computer, 1990′s NeXT Cube, and 2001′s original iPod.
He also said that he would like to end the film with Jobs’ Think Different campaign quote, which said, “Here’s to the crazy ones.”
“If I can earn that ending then I’ll have written the movie that I want to write,” Sorkin said.
During the interview, Sorkin described Jobs as “atypical, genius and extremely difficult.” He said that he was only interested in writing about flawed characters because “perfect people aren’t that interesting.” Sorkin also talked about the time he turned down Jobs’ offer to write a Pixar movie.
“I told him that I loved Pixar – But that I wouldn’t be able to make an inanimate object talk. He said, ‘Once you make them talk, they won’t be inanimate anymore.”
Sorkin’s idea sounds greatly inspired. Shooting in real-time is definitely going to be a challenge, especially for the actor who gets to play Steve Jobs in this biopic (it’s not Ashton Kutcher, just in case you were wondering). If anyone else was writing this, we’d be very worried, but this biopic is in good hands.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast