The screenwriter for the upcoming Steve Jobns biopic, Aaron Sorkin, has revealed that he will be employing an unorthodox narrative structure, with the biopic being made up of just three thirty-minute scenes.
In a recent report by the Daily Beast, Sorkin confirmed that the film will follow Jobs at three separate product launches (assumed to be the Mac, the NeXT, and the iPod):
“Each of the three 30 minute scenes in the Steve Jobs movie will take place backstage before a product launch,” confirmed Sorkin. “That’s the movie.”
Each of the scenes will be shot in real time, showing Jobs as he prepares for the keynote speeches that have made him so famous. It’s certainly an odd approach, but something that’s not completely unheard of, as there have been numerous Hollywood films to have used real time to great effect. There’s also the fact that Sorkin’s The Social Network has already proven that he knows what he’s doing.