Aaron Sorkin discusses upcoming Steve Jobs biopic

The Jobs movie will focus on the original Macintosh, Jobs' start-up, NeXT, and the first iPod reveal VIDEO

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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin today revealed that his upcoming Steve Jobs biopic will focus on three major milestones in Jobs’ career: the original Macintosh, his venture with NeXT and the 2001 debut of the iPod.  ”This entire movie is going to be three scenes and three scenes only that all take place in real time,” Sorkin said at the Hero Summit, an event presented by Newsweek and the Daily Beast. ”A half hour for you in the audience is the same as a half hour to a character on the screen.”

Sorkin also revealed the last time he spoke with the late technologist, Jobs wanted Sorkin to write a Pixar movie. ”I didn’t think I’d be able to make an inanimate object talk,” Sorkin said. Jobs responded, “Once you make them talk, they won’t be inanimate anymore.”

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Prachi Gupta
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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