Steve Jobs flick won’t be full biography, says screenwriter Aaron Sorkin

Washington: Academy award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has revealed that his movie on Steve Jobs won’t likely cover the Apple co-founder’s entire life.

Sorkin, the mastermind writer of ‘The West Wing’ and ‘The Social Network’, plans to adapt Walter Issacson’s biography of Jobs into a film.

“I am at the earliest possible stage with ‘Steve Jobs.’ What I will do is go through a long period that will not look to a casual observer like writing,” ABC News quoted Sorkin as saying during an interview at the All Things D conference.

Sorkin also likened writing about Jobs to writing about the Beatles.

“To be honest with you, one of the hesitations I had was that this was a little like writing about The Beatles.

“There are so many people out there that know him and revere him; I saw a minefield of disappointment.

“Hopefully, when I’m done with my research I’ll be in the same ballpark as some of the folks in here in terms of their knowledge about Jobs,” he said.

Sorkin also discussed the challenges of turning a biography into a movie and said the movie won’t likely cover Jobs’ entire life.

“When biographies are turned into movies it is hard to shake the cradle to grave. I probably instead will identify the point of friction that appeals to me and dramatize that,” Sorkin said.