Aaron Sorkin discusses adapting Steve Jobs’ life for the screen

Aaron Sorkin has revealed he is making headway on his biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, describing the task as like “writing about The Beatles.”

Speaking at the AllThingsD Conference in California, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and creator of The West Wing described his portrayal of Jobs’ life as “a painting, not a photograph.”

THR have the relevant quotes, in which Sorkin calls the tech legend more of “a hero” as opposed to his version of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

As for The Beatles comparison, Sorkin says it’s because “Steve…is a big enough person and led a big enough life to make multiple movies.”

Sorkin was officially set earlier this year by Sony to adapt Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs  for the screen. A competing film entitled jOBS features Ashton Kutcher in the lead role.

Discuss: Keen to see Sorkin’s take?

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