It's been a long time coming, but the Steve Jobs film, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by our very own Danny Boyle is finally on its way. This morning, we get our first look the movie in motion, as its first trailer hits the web.
Starring Michael "Magneto" Fassbender as the enigmatic Apple maestro, the Steve Jobs film is set backstage before the launches of three iconic Apple products, closing with the 1998 unveiling of the iMac.
Based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder, it also stars Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The supporting cast is filled out by Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Mac dev team.
It's been a long, hard road to the cinema for this latest tech biopic. Originally, the movie had been set to be a Sony Pictures production, but the studio got cold feet when it initially couldn't secure a director or leading man. At one point, both Christian Bale and Leonardo Dicaprio were in contention for the role of Jobs. Eventually, Universal picked up the rights to the script, Danny Boyle and Fassbender signed on and production finally began moving forward.
Steve Jobs is now set to release in the UK on 13th November 2015.
It'll be the third time that Jobs has been portrayed on film. Noah Wyle played jobs for the 1999 TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, which saw him play opposite Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates depicting the beginning of the Silicon Valley boom. 2013 saw the release of Jobs starring a surprisingly-uncanny Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple boss. Though it followed an interesting period in Jobs's life, the film is ultimately really, really boring. Lets hope Boyle and Fassbender can inject some life into the Apple tale where others have recently failed.