Sony hires Steve Wozniak as an advisor on Steve Jobs film biopic

Steve Wozniak

Sony has hired Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to advise on its upcoming film based on the book  Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacsson. Woz will be there to consult on Jobs and on technical aspects of computers. Sony has already hired Aaron Sorkin to write the film and he was also responsible for the recent film based on Facebook, The Social Network as well as television's The West Wing. Unfortunately this project does not seem that straight forward for Sorkin.

"I know so little about what I am going to write. I know what I am not going to write. It can't be a straight ahead biography because it's very difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure of a biography, " Sorkin told reporters at a news conference for his upcoming  HBO drama "The Newsroom." Sorkin noted that "The Social Network" saw the Facebook story through the lens of an acrimonious lawsuit that pitted CEO Mark Zuckerberg against his Harvard friends over the creation of the social media network. "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," Sorkin said.

Sorkin is set to focus his full attention on the Steve Jobs film later this month; once the finishing touches are applied to the launch of his new HBO show, The Newsroom. Sony still doesn't have anyone cast for the leading roles in the film so we would expect to start to hear much more very soon.

Source: Chicago Tribune Image: Bloomberg


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Rene Ritchie says:

I'm already starting to imagine famous Sorkin lines adapted to this movie:

  • "Not only did you invent the Lisa, but now you don't support it?"
  • "What do you want me to tell you? Windows came to a sudden Vista-rial stop."
  • "I'm taking that crab puff"
Luis says:

" 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," Sorkin said."
That one is going to be easy: Apple wanted the world!
It just happened that they just under a high quality/elegant way.

striatic says:

this was the brilliance of Pirates of Silicon Valley [despite its sorely inadequate budget and rushed television production schedule] - by interweaving the stories of Gates and Jobs, the story was able to switch protagonists from time to time in order to keep the tension up, even when chronologically one protagonist or the other was going through a relatively tension free period of their company's history.
this worked really well mostly because Jobs and Gates are BOTH compelling, dramatic figures.
frankly i kind of just want a remake of PoSV, which had a lot of flaws undermining its strengths.

CycloneFW says:

I agree! That would be a great thing to watch if they take their time to really develop it properly.

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