Steve Jobs: Will Danny Boyle live up to expectations in this biopic?

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

First ‘Steve Jobs’ movie trailer has arrived.

There has already been one movie about the late Steve Jobs. The 38-year-old actor pulls on that famous black turtleneck jumper, a favourite garment of the late Apple CEO, in Universal’s teaser trailer of its upcoming movie, Steve Jobs.It’s had something of a tortuous development process, having originally been meant for the directing hands of David Fincher and Sony, but the aptly-named “Steve Jobs” biopic now has its first trailer. Seth Rogen features in the 57-second clip as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, while a bespectacled Kate Winslet stars as original Mac team member Joanna Hoffman. The Shame actor stars in the lead alongside Seth Rogen as his right-hand man Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley and Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman.

The motion picture is said to feature late Apple co-founder Jobs – who died aged 56 in October 2011 – in every scene as it depicts three backstage scenes in real-time from his famous product launch talks. Due in UK cinemas 13 November next year, Steve Jobs follows the modern day genius’ life and working relationships through three of his biggest product launches, starting with the iMac in 1998. “The musicians play the instruments, I play the orchestra,” Fassbender says in the minute-long teaser, wearing Jobs’ trademark round glasses but otherwise not looking much like him. “I sat in a garage and invented the future.” Jobs co-founded Apple in the late Seventies before being forced out in the Eighties, only to return as CEO and launch the hugely successful iPod and iPhone. The screen begins moving in from the sides, slowly closing in on Jobs until just a white cursor on a black background is left from which “steve jobs” is written.

The film also features Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. Universal is producing the movie with a script by The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin after Sony Pictures abandoned it following a string of setbacks, revealed during the company’s email system hack. Steve Jobs opens Oct. 9 and is, according to the synopsis, “set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.” Last year’s cyber-attack saw Leonardo DiCaprio’s “horrible behaviour” branded “actually despicable” after he pulled out of playing Jobs, while David Fincher also left as director.

Steve Jobs hits cinemas on October 9 – right in the middle of Apple’s annual iPhone and iPad live events that take place in September and October respectively.

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