Apparently it's not very difficult to get under Aaron Sorkin's skin. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Steve Jobs screenwriter came out swinging in response to Cook's assertion that the recent wave of movies based on Apple's co-founder are "opportunistic." "I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic, and I hate this; it’s not a great part of our world," said Cook during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. "The Steve I knew was an amazing human being."
But Sorkin has taken issue with Cook's stance. "Nobody did this movie to get rich," he told THR, noting that some of the film's top names had taken pay cuts to work on the project. "Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is." Oh, but he wasn't done. Sorkin saved his fiercest shot for last, saying, "If you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic." Apple would obviously dispute that it's got children slaving away to assemble iPhones and iPads; the company has previously cut ties with suppliers who bring on underage workers. But that didn't stop Sorkin from digging in hard. Steve Jobs is scheduled to open in limited release (New York and Los Angeles) on October 9th before hitting theaters nationwide on October 23rd.