He was a creator, co-founder, chairman and face of one of the largest companies in the world… so of course he’s going to get his own movie biopic. AGAIN.
Michael Fassbender plays the titular Apple co-founder in Danny Boyle‘s forthcoming biopic Steve Jobs. Today, a brief teaser trailer has just emerged showing off the X-Men: Days of Future Past star as the late technology innovator, complete with glasses and black turtleneck.
Throw Steve’s hair on Michael Fassbender. Throw the black turtleneck on Fassbender. Make Fassbender change his voice. The result? Michael Fassbender looks more like Steve Jobs, but still looks exactly like Michael Fassbender.
As far as the trailer goes, it just seems another attempt at glorifying Steve Jobs. Yes, the man was a pioneer who was directly and indirectly responsible for countless countless bits of technology, so there is a tremendous amount of fascination and interest to him as a figured head. I’m just confused on why they are making yet another Jobs movie. We just recently had a Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher and prior to that we had Pirates of Silicon Valley which was probably the best and most accurately depiction of Jobs. Next thing you know, they’ll come out with a new Steve Jobs movie as often as they do an IPhone.
I will say, this trailer does imply an honest angle of Jobs celebrity – that he was NOT an inventor but a great orchestrator. So I like the focus of the movie, but the actors don’t quite seem to fit. Namely, Seth Rogen. Hearing his voice just completely takes me out of any serious levity they were going for.
Will this be a good film? Well with Danny Boyle directing an adaption by Aaron Sorkin, it’s sure to be a slam dunk. If you’re sick of Jobs movies and know the truths of the labeled innovator, there will be plenty to gripe about I’m sure.
Here’s the official 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.
STEVE JOBS is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars 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.
Steve Jobs hits theaters this fall on October 9th.