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Aaron Sorkin's outline of the Steve Jobs biopic doesn't include the iPhone

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Aaron Sorkin's outline of the Steve Jobs biopic doesn't include the iPhone
Soon after Steve Jobs' death, there were two biopics announced. One movie is planned to tell the story of the young Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, and the other we didn't know much about other than that Aaron Sorkin would write it. There is still no actor attached, but at least now we know the structure of Sorkin's story, and surprisingly, it doesn't include the iPhone.

Sorkin said at the Hero Summit that the movie will be split into three sections, which will all run in real time. Each section will follow Steve Jobs backstage before three of his famous product announcements: the original Mac, NeXT and the iPod. As yet, this is still just an outline, so it may change, but if it holds true, it seems as though Sorkin may completely avoid the phenomena of the iPhone or iPad announcements. 

This seems strange at first, but Sorkin is known for leaving out large pieces from stories in order to better fit to his vision. Most notoriously, Sorkin decided to make Mark Zuckerberg into a love-starved, horny teenager in The Social Network, and completely ignored the fact that Zuck had a girlfriend the entire time (the same girl who is now his wife). 

It will be interesting to see how Sorkin's vision comes through, because Sorkin is someone who is only interested in the person, and not the technology (which again can be seen in The Social Network.) So, we expect it to be an interesting character piece, but it may not get too deep into the Apple-mania that the products have created. Sorkin says he just wants to focus on the "points of friction", and bring in key characters like Woz, ultimately ending with the words from the iconic "Here's to the crazy ones" ad. 


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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 17:54 4

1. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


really? you don't mention steve job's greatest moneymaer or maketting gimmick?(notice I did not say Innovation, or achievement etc)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 18:41 3

2. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Jobs will get a movie, zuckerberg will get a movie.
Where is bill gate's movie,or Tesla's movie? I think that these two deserve more credit.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 20:10 2

3. metalpoet (unregistered)


Henry Ford, John D Rochefeller, Andy Rubin, Tom Anderson & Chris DeWolfe, Larry Page & Sergey Brin! they should have movies as well

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 02:33 2

5. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


yes, all of them revolutionaries. Most importantly Sir Tim Bernes Lee.
Please don't include Edison. he's vying for number one douchebag with steve jobs

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:49

6. metalpoet (unregistered)


how about a george washington flick?

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:54 1

7. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Not really interested in US presidents..unless the movie is something like Abraham lincoln, vampire hunter.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:40 1

8. metalpoet (unregistered)


oh goodness! lol, okay how about biblical. A adam and eve flick? jesus? david and goliath?

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 21:07

9. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Didn't they already do Jesus somewhere? It might be good although i can't imagine them making adam and eve without sparking a torrent of religious debate.
i prefer something closer to John milton's Paradise Lost though. or maybe Sodom and Gomorrah ( it'll be a very short but epic film)

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 02:48

10. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


that new Lincoln flick that just came out looks really good. Killer cast at the very least.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 06:52

11. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Yup. It's not bad. i love watching movies with these serious actors

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 01:05 1

4. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


A Tesla flick would be sweet.

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