stevejobs Steve Jobs film to feature just three scenes

The upcoming film based on Steve Jobs' life and work may only have three scenes if award-winning Aaron Sorkin's script becomes reality.

The upcoming film based on Steve Jobs' life and work may only have three scenes if award-winning Aaron Sorkin's script becomes reality.

 
Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay for The Social Network, revealed that he plans to show three iconic moments from the late Jobs' career, following each scene in real time for a kind of quasi-24 effect.
 
The unusual treatment differs starkly from the more comprehensive coverage of Jobs' entire life in Walter Isaacson's biography, which is the book that Sony originally paid for before it had been completed, but the novel approach could prove insightful into some of the world's biggest product launches.
 
The idea is to cover the lead-up backstage to the launch of the original Mac and iPod, with the third scene focusing on a product launch from Jobs' time at Next Computer. Surprisingly the iPhone and iPad do not seem to make the cut.
 
stevejobs Steve Jobs film to feature just three scenes
 
Each scene will play out 30 minutes of events in real-time, rather than flitting back and forward to cut out the boring bits. This will give viewers a sense that they are watching actual events as they unfolded, as if it had been caught on a camera behind the scenes.
 
Sorkin said he won't be using Isaacson's biography, but is instead doing his own research, meeting with various people connected with Jobs over the years, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
 
The screenwriter also hopes to end the film with the first version of Apple's “Think Different” TV ad, which would certainly epitomise his approach to Jobs' career. A more traditional biopic starring Ashton Kuchter is also in the works, and it will remain to be seen which of the two will prove most successful on the big screen.
 
Source: BBC
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