Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been brought in as a “tutor” to coach Sony Pictures on its adaptation of the biography of the late Steve Jobs. The movie to be made by Sony Pictures would be based on the biography written by Walter Isaacson.
Aaron Sorkin spoke to the press about his approach to the project. According to an online report, Wozniak was to consult on technology for the film along with providing insight on Jobs’ character.
Wozniak served as the technical mind behind Jobs’ sharp business sense in the early days of Apple. Wozniak said:
“We were very much alike in that time frame. Steve [Jobs] was an incredible leader and a manager, he went through an awful lot of things in life that got him to that point.”
Sorkin also revealed that the film would not just be a biopic as he feels it would be difficult to structure. He said that he wanted to write about Jobs in a similar style to his previous work, “The Social Network”. The film centered around the lawsuit between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his early partners. Describing the film, Sorkin said:
“Drama is tension versus obstacle. Someone wants something, something is standing in their way of getting it. They want the money, they want the girl, they want to get to Philadelphia – doesn’t matter … And I need to find that event and I will. I just don’t know what it is.”
Sony Pictures worked out the deal for the movie rights to the biography within days of the late executive’s death. At the time, Sorkin was Sony’s top choice for a scriptwriter and not surprisingly their first choice worked out. We want to remind our readers that this film is not to be confused with the independent production company looking to make its own film about Jobs as well. Ashton Kutcher has been cast as the lead role in that project. This movie is said to cover events from the year 1971 to 2000.