We almost missed it amid all the excitement, but yesterday Aaron Sorkin let slip a few more details regarding Sony’s upcoming biopic of Steve Jobs, based on that doorstop of a Walter Isaacson biography. For one thing, they’ve hired Woz as an advisor on matters both technical and Jobs-related.
It also sounds like Mr. Sorkin will once again be making free with the poetic license:
“I know so little about what I am going to write. I know what I am not going to write. It can’t be a straight ahead biography because it’s very difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure of a biography, ” Sorkin told Reuters in an interview for his upcoming HBO drama “The Newsroom.”
This is just going to be Citizen Kane, but with computers, isn’t it? Too bad Mr. Sorkin isn’t enough of a nerd to make Mr. Jobs’s blue box into the twenty-first century Rosebud.