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Woz hired by Sony as technical 'tutor' for Steve Jobs film

Woz hired by Sony as technical 'tutor' for Steve Jobs film


Aaron Sorkin revealed that Steve Wozniak has been hired as a consultant on Sony's adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs."

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Earlier this week Sony announced that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin would be adapting Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs into a feature film, and the scribe has already revealed additional details about the project — including the involvement of Steve Wozniak. During a recent news conference Sorkin told Reuters that Woz — who co-founded Apple with Jobs in 1976 — had been hired by the studio to serve as a "tutor" on the project, providing technical insight as well as consulting on Jobs himself. Sorkin also stated that he hadn't yet figured out just how he was going to tackle the project. "I know so little about what I am going to write," Sorkin reportedly said. "It can't be a straight-ahead biography because it's very difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure of a biography." The writer did something similar in his Oscar-winning screenplay for The Social Network, which utilized a decidedly nonlinear approach, jumping between the early days of Facebook's creation and a lawsuit Mark Zuckerberg was embroiled in years later.

"Drama is tension versus obstacle. Someone wants something, something is standing in their way of getting it," Sorkin reportedly said. "And I need to find that event and I will." Sorkin is currently in the middle of preparing The Newsroom, which will premiere on HBO this June. Once the show has made its debut, he'll be turning his attention to the Jobs biography.