Ever since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs tragically passed away, a few years back, Hollywood has gone wild trying to release films, based on the tech genius' huge success story. This year will see Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic play to the world and it now has a first trailer.
The film has, certainly, hit a few snags in the road. A number of actors dropped out the project (Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale were both, at one point, tapped to play our titular billionaire), the Sony hack meant emails - highlighting a lot of behind-the-scenes issues - got out before the studio decided to drop the project altogether (which is when Universal took over). However, the film has always managed to pick itself back up and, today, a teaser trailer for Steve Jobs has been debuted.
The reveal is, of course, just a teaser and it's evident as it really doesn't show off much. Predominantly made up of voice-overs as Fassbender, as Jobs, prepares for, what is most likely, one of the film's three main, iconic product launches. It's stylish and sleek and I love the clever way the title treatment comes about. We're also offered our first (albeit, brief) look at Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels - before getting a proper shot of Fassbender himself, in our title role.
It's hard to get an idea of what the film will be like, just off this very simple teaser trailer, but it looks promising. The star-studded ensemble are all massively talented and I'm intrigued to see how the clash between Jobs and his colleagues is dealt with. Besides, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle both have a great track records - especially successful in the biopic genre.
Here's the film's official synopsis:
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, HBO’s The Newsroom), working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Source Code), Guymon Casady (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Hope Springs) of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire, Selma).
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen (Neighbors, The Interview), and Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Being Flynn) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
With Danny Boyle at the helm, off of a script by Aaron Sorkin, and starring Michael Fassbender as our lead man, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, the former Mackintosh marketing chief, Jeff Daniels as Apple's former CEO, John Sculley, Katherine Waterson as Job's ex-girlfriend, Chrisaan Brennan, and Mackenzie Moss and Perla Haney-Jardine as his daughter Lisa - at different points in her life, growing up, Steve Jobs will open, in the U.S, on October 9th, before hitting us, here in the U.K, on November 13th, 2015.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.