Finally, it is here – the first full length trailer of Steve Jobs by director Danny Boyle. Michael Fassbinder essays the role of Jobs, and he is practically unrecognizible. Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak, co-founder and the tech wizard of Apple. The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs. The book was blessed by Jobs, who colloborated quite a bit with Isaacson when he was writing the book.
The trailer is past-paced with snappy dialogs with a definite edge to them. I suspect the film will be a fast paced narrative since the script is written by Aaron Sorkin. Remember Sorkin’s script for Social Network, the film on how Mark Zukerberg built Facebook, while he was a student at Harvard.
The film stars Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, marketing chief of MacIntosh and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, former CEO of Apple, whom Jobs recruited from Pepsi-cola and brought him over to Apple. And Sculley then went to ease Jobs out of Apple, who then went to establish NeXT computers and become involved with Pixar.
Steve Jobs releases Oct 9, 2015 in the US. That is when the buzz for Oscar 2016 starts to ramp up and it will be interesting to see how the film turns out and if it gets nominated for the Oscars. Boyle’s last film Slumdog Millionaire won a handful of Oscars.