Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter behind the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, recently opened up about bringing the late Apple co-founder and CEO to the big screen. Sorkin talks about how resistant he was to the idea of a traditonal biopic, and how that resistance led to the idea to set the film in three distinct time periods, just before three major product launches.

Sorkin also talked about getting to know Jobs while researching for the movie. From Wired:

The other thing is what we hear Seth Rogen say in the trailer: "What do you do?" Where is the evidence of genius from Steve Jobs? There's the success, I get that, but I'm not getting what it is that Steve did. It was in talking to Lee Clow and Woz and Andy Hertzfeld and all these people that I began to get an idea of it. But I also liked that question being asked.

On the reception he expects for the film, Sorkin said:

There are going to be people who say we were rough on him, and there are going to be people who say we weren't rough enough on him. But I think we made a good movie, and I think that if you asked 10 writers to write 10 movies about Steve Jobs, you'd get 10 different movies that wouldn't resemble one another.

Steve Jobs, which stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, will release on October 9 in New York and Los Angeles, with a wider U.S. release coming on October 23. You can read the whole interview with Aaron Sorkin at the link below.

Source: Wired