As one of the most highly respected and sought after screenwriters working today, Aaron Sorkin essentially has free rein to do as he pleases when it comes to writing a project he has been assigned. But yesterday Sorkin took the stage at a for a Q&A during Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s Hero Summit, during which he revealed his plan for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic he was tapped to write earlier this year.
According to Sorkin, the film will consist of just three 30-minute scenes that unravel in real time, all backstage before product launches.
To clarify, Sorkin identifies real time as being, “when a half hour for you in the audience is the same as a half hour for the character on screen. There will be no time cuts.”
Sorkin also revealed that the three product launches to be depicted will be, “the Mac
NeXT (after he had left Apple)
[and] the iPod.”
Sorkin is currently working on a draft on the screenplay. Watch the Q&A below.