Boyle said the script is 200 pages and it is densely filled with
the kind of dialogue only Sorkin seems to specialize in these
days. It’s actually thrilling to listen to, an action movie driven
almost exclusively by words, a rare thing for sure in today’s
visually driven cinema. Boyle told me at the 221 South Oak dinner
after-party that it was unlike anything he had ever done before,
and a bear to edit due to Sorkin’s precise style of writing. His
direction is flawless and really keeps this thing moving, avoiding
the static pace it might have been in lesser hands. The result is
well worth it, and those magical words provided lots of
opportunity for great acting performances led by Michael
Fassbender’s spot-on and relentless portrayal of the
not-very-likable computer genius.
Sounds so great.