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.
Aaaron Sorkin gave a few great little tidbits about his forthcoming Steve Jobs film while doing press for his new HBO show, The Newsroom. He’s working on finding the best angle for the film, which hopefully means it’s not going to be too biopic/Forrest Gump-y.
Drama is tension versus obstacle. Someone wants something, something is standing in their way of getting it. They want the money, they want the girl, they want to get to Philadelphia - doesn’t matter … And I need to find that event and I will. I just don’t know what it is.
Sounds good to me. This only reaffirms what I wrote yesterday, that Sorkin is the right guy.