After months and years of cast changes and studio swapping, we’ve finally been treated to the first footage from Danny Boyle’s biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs with Michael Fassbender taking on the role of the now deceased pioneer.
Steve Jobs (the film) has got itself a script written by West Wing and Social Network maestro Aaron Sorkin. Put that along with the Slumdog Millionaires’ direction and we think this could be one for the ages.
The story will be based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the man, focusing on three major moments in his corporate life. Namely the launch of the Mac, NeXT (which was introduced after Jobs had been removed from the Apple) and the genuinely game-changing iPod, which Jobs had spearheaded after his successful return to the tech giants.
The trailer doesn’t give too much away and we only see glimpses of the main cast in this early teaser, but we do get a good first look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs donning his usual black turtleneck and warm smile. We also get to hear snippets from the screenplay which seems to zing along like you’d expect from something written by Sorkin.
Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak, Jobs’ former partner and one of the co-founders of Apple, with Kate Winslet as former Mac marketing head Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels as Apple executive John Sculley. Steve Jobs will be arriving here in the UK on 13th November. Check out the trailer below.