Aaron Sorkin originally wanted to name his Steve Jobs movie 'One more thing...'
When Steve Jobs would be about to leave the stage at the end of another Apple presentation, he would turn back and say the words: "There is one more thing..."
Aaron Sorkin also wanted to use the catchphrase in writing the screenplay on Steve Jobs' life. "For a while I thought that would be the title of the movie," he says, "but I couldn't work a 'one more thing' into the screenplay!"
"Steve Jobs" is packed with Hollywood heavyweights. Oscar winner Sorkin is joined by an Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle, and Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender stars as Jobs.
Sorkins is known to writing television shows like "The West Wing" and "The Newsroom". For the new film, Sorkin adapted the in-depth biography written by Walter Isaacson.
"Before I knew what I wanted to do, I knew what I didn't want to do, and that was write a biopic," says Sorkin. "I didn't want to write a cradle-to-grave story where we land on the greatest hits of the protagonist along the way."
The heart of the film is the rocky relationship between Jobs and his young daughter Lisa. "I chose the Mac because Steve was still denying the paternity of Lisa in 1984," says Sorkin, "and because the Macintosh was the first product that Steve felt complete ownership of. This was his baby...and it failed."
"He [Steve Jobs] marshalled the forces that created not just the most successful company in the history of the world, but also these products and devices that so many people feel emotional about. My verdict is yes [he was a genius]. Would I like to have his brain and his imagination? You bet."
"Steve Jobs" is already showing in US theaters and will be in UK on November 13, 2015.