TRAILER: Steve Jobs

Wired recaps the new trailer:

So the first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic didn’t really let Jobs himself speak, despite the fact that the movie contains dialogue by the ever-verbose Aaron Sorkin. Instead it focused on voiceovers from everyone else as a contemplative Steve Jobs stood on stage. This time around, however, Steve speaks. And as played by Michael Fassbender, he speaks very well. The actor was a strange choice for the Apple founder—let’s face it, they look almost nothing alike—but if this trailer shows anything, it’s that Fassbender is in this to win it. As is Seth Rogen, playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Kate Winslet as Macintosh marketing head Joanna Hoffman. It’s still hard to tell if this flick, which follows three different Apple product launches, will actually be good, but at least now we know a little more about what it looks like.

  • JT

    Will there be a nude scene? Fassbender …

    • Cherry

      I am hoping there is a call for a scene of a full frontal Steve Jobs/Michael Fassbender. After all, it is a Danny Boyle movie. We can only hope.

  • It was a pity that Kutcher’s film was rubbish, and he so mini a talent, because he looked amazingly well in the role.

    Still, a nuanced performance, strong characterization and a mastery of nuanced mannerism will always beat superficial resemblance.

    • Script Reader

      Agree.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I’m having a hard time getting past the disparity in appearance. (Also, I don’t remember Steve Jobs wearing so many well tailored suits.) I also keep picturing Kutcher, who really seemed to crawl into Jobs’ body and voice in his (flawed) movie.

  • joeyj1220

    I don’t care if Fassbender looks like Steve Jobs or not (that’s actually a minor to non-existent issue). Fassbender has the chops to make this interesting

    • Exactly. Ever see Stone’s Nixon? Insane film and Hopkins not remotely suitable for the part but what fun to watch!

  • tomfromthenews

    Sorkin’s script alone is reason enough for a ticket.

  • Bruno

    Yet another sign that the US is very much lacking in talent who can take on this type of role.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Fassbender and Winslet. It will be interesting to see how Rogen fits in. I’m looking forward to it.

    • occono

      Hollywood agents have said in interviews the problem with getting good male American actors is there’s more pressure to be “macho” in high school and less social respect for taking drama classes early on, etc.