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Aaron Sorkin Wants To Turn Steve Jobs Into A Rock Star

Aaron Sorkin, who is writing the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, spoke yesterday about how hard it will be to translate the Apple co-founder’s life onto the screen. While at the AllThingsD conference, the Oscar-winning screenwriter revealed that his goal is to paint a “heroic” picture of the late mogul.

Sorkin, who will be adapting Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, told the audience that he has just started the writing process for the script and said, “…It’s difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure, so I’m probably not going to write one. Instead, I’ll probably identify the point of friction that appeals to me and then approach that.”

The Social Network writer, who helped create a film about Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, said he planned a different approach this time around.  He mentioned that Zuckerberg was the first “antihero” character that he had ever developed, and said he much preferred developing heroic characters.

“He’s a complicated guy,” Sorkin said yesterday during an on-stage interview at the AllThingsD conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. “Zuckerberg was, as well. But when I’m writing this movie, I can’t judge this character. He has to be, for me, a hero. It’s a little like writing about the Beatles,” Sorkin mused. “There are so many people out there that know him and revere him.”

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