The better Steve Jobs movie gets one script closer to being made!

Progress on Steve Jobs movie: Aaron Sorkin turns in screenplay!

Aaron Sorkin, award winning writer of The West Wing, The Social Network, A Few Good Men, The Newsroom and countless other acclaimed dramas has reportedly turned in his script for Sony's official adaption of Walter Issaacson's Steve Jobs biography. AJ Marechal writes for Variety:

Variety has also confirmed that Sorkin has turned in script for Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, which Sorkin was tapped to pen in spring 2012.

They also confirmed a season three pickup for The Network, so good news for Sorkin fans all around. According to previous reports, Sorkin will be structuring the movie around three scenes, before and after the introductions of the Mac, NeXT Cube, and iPod. No release date yet. Any guesses as to wish Sorkinisms we'll see in the official — read not Ashton Kutcher — Steve Jobs movie?

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The better Steve Jobs movie gets one script closer to being made!


Nice news, hopefully will get an expert effort all-around like on The Social Network, that is, great directing, acting and music. Very curious as to what actor will get the Jobs role.

I am eager to discover more about this newest movie and I'm hoping it will be successful.

I wonder why they haven´t decided to include the iPhone. I think that was the product responsible for modern day Apple.

No, it was the iPod that was responsible for "modern day Apple."

It seems to me the only reason to stop the movie on the iPod though, is that it's being framed as a sort of "misunderstood genius" story, because he actually got booed at the iPod introduction and the press ate them alive the next day.

What's probably going to happen is that the movie ends on that, and then some text rolls across telling us how in fact, this was the event that led them back to greatness. Then ... credits.

I sure hope not though. Jobs was in no way a "misunderstood genius" in my book. To frame it that way is both banal and inaccurate.

I suppose your right. Though I think of the iPod as the Apple Middle Ages. It would be nice to see what would have been a presumed failure (iPod) catapult Apple to what can be considered their biggest success. That would make for a rather long movie though.

Interesting choice of what to frame the movie around. If I were a producer or director I'd be chomping at the bit to do the iPhone introduction. Hell, if I'm the actor playing Jobs that's the opportunity to really shine so I'd be demanding that they really highlight that event in the movie.

I like Steve Jobs but I question if there is a profitable market for another Steve Jobs movie. Read the Walter Isaacson biography though. It's excellent.

I've not heard anyone really complain about Kutcher's portrayal of Jobs' mannerisms and voice, more about the screenplay, direction, cinematography, editing etc...

The iPhone intro should be in the mix. That was epic. A Phone, A Touch Screen iPod A Internet Communicator.

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"The Social Netowork" was both a yawner as well as a very tame, "standard" biopic. Which doesn't give me any hope that Sorkin will be any more successful with a Jobs movie. He has chosen (different from all his other movies), a "radical" approach for this movie in making it all real-time and only three scenes/sets. This also doesn't give me much hope that this will be a successful movie.

The reality here (hype and popularity aside), is that we have a very "workaday" writer penning a rather radical script, and that rarely works out very well. People are confusing Sorkin's immense *popularity* with immense talent (not the same thing at all), and confusing the popularity of the Social Network movie, with it being "good."

Ashton did a great Job in Jobs. He was an excellent Steve Jobs, He walked like him, gestured like him, Looked like him. Only problem was his voice. The first scene in the movie was like the Ghost of Steve Jobs, gave me goose bumps..