Following all sorts of production problems, we finally got our first look at Danny Boyle's forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic - in the form of a teaser trailer. Well, today, the first full-length trailer for the project has been released and things get intense. "Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome..."
This afternoon, Universal have debuted the first, full-length trailer for Steve Jobs and it's big, bold, and dramatic - everything the Apple founder was himself. This film has piqued my interest for sometime now and it's one I have been eagerly anticipating. The reveal gives us our best look at the biopic yet and it looks great. Michael Fassbender looks amazing as our titular billionaire and the trailer gives us a good idea of the dramatic, grandiose tone of the film.
The star-studded ensemble are all massively talented and look great in their corresponding roles. I'm intrigued to see how the clash between Jobs and his colleagues is dealt with but the project looks like it'll be focusing a lot on Jobs' relationship with his daughter, which is something that looks like it could be interesting. It was a side of the man we never really saw or heard of much so I'm intrigued to see how the film portrays it. Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle both have great track records too, especially 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 trailer below:
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