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Ashton Kutcher’s biopic about Steve Jobs might have beaten Sony’s out of the gate, but it’s already trailing in both good press and expectations. Much of that, of course, has to do with Aaron Sorkin writing the screenplay, but now some of the credit should go to Steve Wozniak as well.
The deceased CEO might be given the lion’s share of the credit for turning Apple into one of the largest companies in the world, but Wozniak was an incredibly important player during the early years. He and Jobs both sold many of their possessions to get the start-up money, and it was actually Woz who hand-built the Apple I. In the late 80s, he reduced his role to part time in order to build universal remote controls and beat Tetris high scores, but he’s always remained an official employee. In short, other than Steve Jobs, there are few people in the world who know as much about Apple as Wozniak, and according to Reuters, he’s not only given his stamp of approval, he’ll actually work on the film.
Wozniak’s official job on the project will be as a “tutor”. Essentially, that means he’ll monitor the technology and meet with Sorkin to make sure those details are correct, as well as the facts concerning Apple’s early years. The screenwriter hasn’t yet decided what portion of Jobs’ life he’ll focus the movie on, but whatever era he chooses, Woz will be able to fill in the details.
I don’t know how much having someone intricately involved affects the overall quality for an adaptation of real events, but somehow, having Wozniak on board here just feels right. If the film is good enough for him, I’m sure it’ll be good enough for the rest of us. Not that Sorkin hasn't earned our trust already.