Wozniak Hired as Tutor for Sony's Film on Steve Jobs
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. Aaron Sorkin spoke to the press about his approach to the project according to TheNextWeb
and 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. According to Wozniak, “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.
Sorkin known for his writing in the Academy Award winning movie “The Social Network” said that he wants to write about Jobs in a similar style to his previous work. The film centered around the lawsuit between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his early partners. "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," he said.
Sony Pictures worked out the deal for the movie rights to Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” 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. It should be noted that this film is not to be mixed up 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, which is said to cover events from the year 1971 to 2000.