With director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s biopic Steve Jobs on the cusp of being released this coming October, it’s only natural that those closest to the main subject come out and discuss what their impressions of the film are ahead of release. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one of those people. First, in case you haven’t seen it yet, watch the trailer below.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, Wozniak said there is one thing that he doesn’t feel is accurate about the new trailer: Seth Rogen’s dialogue as Wozniak.
I don’t talk that way. I would never accuse the graphical interface of being stolen. I never made comments to the effect that I had credit (genius) taken from me.
That not withstanding, the programmer of the Apple II computer and early linchpin of the company’s success says that the film looks promising, as long as its taken in the appropriate manner.
The lines I heard spoken were not things I would say but carried the right message, at least partly. I felt a lot of the real Jobs in the trailer, although a bit exaggerated.
Wozniak generally seems to feel that the film will hit the right tone, but should still be taken as a dramatization and extrapolation of real events. Sorkin’s screenplay uses a combination of sourcing from both Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple magnate, Steve Jobs, as well as his own extensive brand of research that has become so closely connected with many of Sorkin’s projects like “The Newsroom,” or “The West Wing.” Wozniak would go on to say in the interview that he consulted with Sorkin on the actual screenplay, but that the upcoming film is still, “the creative work of the producer and writer and actors and director and others.”
Steve Jobs will be released by Universal Pictures on October 9th. For more on the film as it takes shape, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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