Briefly: Aaron Sorkin reportedly finishes script for Steve Jobs biopicAcademy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has turned in a script for a full-length feature film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.
Tacked on to a report discussing the renewal and final season of Sorkin's HBO drama series "The Newsroom," Variety confirmed that the "Social Network" scribe has handed in a script for the as-yet-untitled Jobs project.
Details regarding the script are scant, though Sorkin has stated in the past that his Jobs biopic would be more akin to a painting than a photograph. In a 2012 interview at AllThingsD's D10 conference, Sorkin likened the challenge to writing a screenplay about the Beatles.
"I'm probably going to instead identify the point of friction that appeals to me and write about that," Sorkin said, adding that Jobs was "an extremely complicated guy, that I know for sure."
Word that Sony was looking to make the film first came in October 2011, just weeks after Jobs lost his fight with pancreatic cancer. In 2012, Sorkin officially signed on to pen the script, which will be an adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak is also attached to the film as a "tutor" to cast and crew.
In subsequent interviews, Sorkin revealed the movie will consist of scenes that take place before the unveilings of three key products: the original Mac, NeXT and the iPod. Jobs was well known for his public speaking prowess, especially during keynotes and product introductions.
The upcoming movie will be the second attempt at a Steve Jobs feature after indie film "Jobs," the ill-received Ashton Kutcher vehicle released in 2013.
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