Friday 21 October 2016

WATCH: Michael Fassbender in first Steve Jobs trailer

Published 18/05/2015 | 08:55

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

The first trailer for 'Steve Jobs' featuring Irish actor Michael Fassbender in the title role has finally landed.

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Directed by Danny Boyle, the film is set backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the launch of the iMac.

The trailer kicks off with a shot from behind Jobs as he faces an empty auditorium prior to one of the launches and a voiceover begins featuring quotes from various characters about Jobs as well as some from the man himself.

"The musicians play the instruments, I play the orchestra," he says, adding, "I sat in a garage and invented the future because artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands."

Fassbender bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Apple founder, who passed away in October 2011 aged 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jobs founded Apple in 1976 but left the company in 1985, after a disagreement with its board of directors.

Universal's upcoming film is scripted by Aaron Sorkin (who won an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network) adapted from Walter Isaacson's bestselling Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography.

Boyle came on board after the film switched studios from Sony to Universal and director David Fincher stepped down.

Fincher's departure was addressed in emails leaked from Sony and appeared to be at least partly as a result of Angelina Jolie requesting he direct her epic Cleopatra film.

Leonardo DiCaprio was originally on board to play Jobs, then Christian Bale, before Fassbender signed up.

He will be joined on screen by Kate Winslet who will play former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley.

A previous Jobs biopic, titled Jobs and starring Ashton Kutcher in the lead role, was released in 2013.

Steve Jobs is released on October 9.

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