Aaron Sorkin — who has been hired to write a screenplay based on Walter Issacson’s best-selling “Steve Jobs” biography — hasn’t yet figured out how to put the life of the Apple co-founder on the silver screen, but he’s certain it’s not going to be a straightforward biography, notes “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/D0QYQ).
Sorkin, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of Facebook film “The Social Network,” says he’ll be looking for an element of tension or an obstacle in Job’s life on which to hang the movie, the article adds. He also said that Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak has been hired by the film studio as a “tutor” on all the technical aspects of computers and on Jobs himself.
The movie project is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady. Published late last year, “Steve Jobs” was Amazon’s best-selling book of 2011. In addition, the biography ranked #1 among bestselling hardcover books by a 2:1 margin, with sales of 2,246,569 in 2011, according to “Publisher’s Weekly.”