Steve Jobs, the forthcoming dramatic take on the life and work of the film's titular Apple computers CEO, already has one full-length trailer (released by Universal Pictures) promising the film will delve into the troubled personal life of its featured protagonist (or, depending on how you look at him, its antagonist). The script was written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin, and with director Danny Boyle in tow (likewise, an Oscar-winner), the latest adaptation of Jobs' life seems primed for significant critical attention come awards season early 2016.
Michael Fassbender is playing the lead in Steve Jobs, while Seth Rogen tackles one of his rare dramatic turns as Jobs' real-life Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak. Rounding out the impressive cast are supporting players in the form of talents like Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), and Jeff Daniels, back collaborating with Sorkin (following the conclusion of their HBO series, The Newsroom).
In a new Steve Jobs TV trailer (see above), a fair amount of footage previously seen in the theatrical trailer is recycled. However, this preview further emphasize the film's paternal sub-plot surrounding Fassbender's relationship with his presumed daughter - a character previously described by Sorkin as the heroine of his Steve Jobs screenplay. That subplot will add a more personal touch to what might otherwise have been a story solely about the machinations of corporate America.
There's not too much else that's new in the latest Steve Jobs preview to get excited about, though the footage on display still looks every bit as crisp and well articulated as it did when first shown to the public. The struggle of assuming paternal authority and professional responsibility alike here should also make Fassbender's Jobs all the more approachable and human subject for viewer engagement.
Following Ashton Kutcher's poorly-received turn as the late home computer designer in the 2013 biopic Jobs (read our review), this new movie from The Social Network screenwriter is a welcome invitation back into the mind and aesthetic inspiration that served to define the real-life figure of Steve Jobs. Boyle is likewise an excellent choice to bring such a thoroughly modern and contemporary story to the big screen, and from what we've seen so far the director of 127 Hours looks to have brought his A game, per usual.
Whether you are a Macbook user or not (and even if you alternatively prefer Windows and other PC products to Apple's home computer market material), this biopic about the Apple brand's co-creator - exploring the drama behind technical innovations that would one day give rise to the iPhone and the iPad - is on the way; and thus far, it appears to be rather promising.
Steve Jobs will open in U.S. theaters on October 9th, 2015.
Source: Universal Pictures