Here is your first official look at Steve Jobs, the biopic about the late Apple co-founder.
The one-minute trailer, which can be watched above, teases 12 Years a Slave and X-Men star Michael Fassbender as the technological pioneer, standing before an empty theater as he prepares for a presentation that he promises will showcase one of the most significant events of the century.
Obviously, Jobs will not be depicted as a modest man in this film.
The film was written by Aaron Sorkin, based on the best-selling biography of the same name by Walter Isaacson, and directed by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. The movie has been in the making for over four years, and it appears to be worth the wait.
Sorkin revealed the format in an interview in 2012 with Wired.
“This entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.”
As the trailer commences, we see the back of Michael Fassbender playing Jobs. He is standing onstage at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, most likely. In 1984, that is where Jobs first introduced Macintosh to the world at Apple’s annual stakeholder meeting.
Simultaneously, we hear Fassbender’s voice discussing the innovation.
“At 9:41, planet’s gonna shift on its axis line forever. Two most significant events in the twentieth century: Allies win the war and this.”
As the screen narrows on Fassbender, we hear the voice of Seth Rogen of Pineapple Express and Knocked Up playing Steve Wozniak, Apple’s other co-founder.
“You can’t write code, you are not an engineer,” Wozniak says to Jobs. “What do you do?”
Jobs’ response, “The musicians play the instruments; I play the orchestra.”
The movie also depicts Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, another one of Jobs’ original partners.
Fassbender, an Oscar-nominated actor, does not resemble Jobs strongly, but his dominating presence gives him a similar presence to the Apple co-founder, at least in this short clip. It will always be a difficult task to echo a legend in his industry who died just a few years prior, but Fassbender is up to the challenge.
“There’s always trepidation, I think, when you’re playing real people and representing them in a way on screen, for sure,” Fassbender told Yahoo Movies last month. “But I think the writing was exceptional. I think it was a really intriguing way to tell the story about someone who is so famous and has changed all of our lives. I thought it was a really original approach on the biopic.”
The Inquisitr displayed photos from the set of Steve Jobs back in February.
Steve Jobs hits theaters on October 9.
[Image Source: Albert Watson]