Aaron Sorkin: Steve Jobs biopic to be in three acts, all in real-time (video)


Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin speaks at the "All Things D" conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in May 2012. (Reuters)

Correction: An earlier version of this post cited Ashton Kutcher as starring in the Sorkin film. Kutcher is in a different film about the Apple co-founder. Thanks to commenter ‘Lavoy’ for the catch.

The curtain on the Steve Jobs biopic has been lifted a bit.

Filmmaker and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has revealed that the film will be made up entirely of three scenes that take place in real time — where there are no time-cuts. All three scenes will take place backstage before a product launch. The first will be before the release of the first Mac, the second before the launch of his company NEXt NeXT and the third before the launch of the iPod.

Sorkin revealed the details during a conversation with the Daily Beast’s Tina Brown during the publication’s Hero Summit on Thursday.

During the event, Sorkin also said he had a “phone relationship” with Jobs, speaking to him on a few occasions — the first time being when Jobs asked him for advice in crafting his Stanford commencement address, and the last time being when the Apple co-founder and chief executive asked that Sorkin write a Pixar film.

As for the biopic, Sorkin says that, if he is able to live up to the now-famous “Think Different” campaign, he’ll have succeeded.

“If I can end the movie with that text, with that voiceover — ‘here’s to the crazy ones’ — if I can earn that ending, then I’ll have written the movie I want to write.”

Watch the full interview with Sorkin below:

Watch live streaming video from herosummit at livestream.com

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