Steve Jobs, the new biopic from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, is due out soon. The new film seeks to a shed a more unique light on the late Apple Computers co-founder and former CEO — warts and all — with particular emphasis in both feature trailers and TV spots on the technological innovator’s personal nature as an individual, a colleague, and an intimate acquaintance.
Ahead of the film’s October 2015 premiere, Steve Wozniak has already voiced his own personal approval of Boyle and Sorkin’s account, lending more credence to this new cinematic take on the great innovator than Ashton Kutcher’s past effort in 2013’s Jobs. Despite early approval, it would appear as though certain changes were made to the finished film by Boyle, following an initial screening at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year, one that could drastically alter the tone and thematic scope of the entire motion picture.
According to Cinema Blend, it was important to Boyle to depict redemption as a key theme in his new movie, stating that all tweaks made between the screening at Telluride and now have been made in an attempt to bring out such an emphasis. In conversation at a recent press junket, Boyle stated:
“We’ve been doing a little bit of work on the very, very end, because there’s a redemptive quality at the end, which is very important. Raymond Chandler said, ‘In any work of art, there is a quality of redemption. There always will be,’ and I think it’s very true that you go on a journey and you want some kind of sense of moving towards redemption.”
With a film that has been advertised as centering around the estranged relationship between Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) and his presumed biological daughter, Sorkin’s original script appears to strive towards catharsis and spiritual renewal for a character in pursuit of personal and professional reinvention. Echoing that sentiment, Boyle went on to remark:
“When he can acknowledge that towards his daughter, whom you’ve seen how he’s behaved towards earlier on in her life, it’s a moment when he achieves true reconciliation and a true moment of grace. And it was how much we emphasized that, either in a triumphant way, or actually in a slightly more personal way. And we moved it slightly more towards the personal and less public. So that was one of the things we were working on.”
If Fassbender can pull off in his performance what Boyle and Sorkin have reportedly attempted to realize in their telling, then the new film may well offer the unique take on a creative visionary that several films have attempted to achieve only to come up short. Soon, audiences will have their chance to see if Boyle, Sorkin, and Fassbender have succeeded in creating a narrative through which the innovator is seen as both an industry legend and a human being.
Steve Jobs will see theatrical release in the U.S. on October 9th, 2015.
Source: Cinema Blend