Being the brains behind universal technology company Apple, charismatic maestro Steve Jobs might just be the most powerful man in the world. And in honour of just that, yet another film based on his life and career is on its way. Yep, many a written biography and film (even one starring Ashton Kutcher) exists on the entrepeneur, but by the sounds of things, this one might just steal the gold..
Steve Jobs comes as a biopic and tells the story of the three most crucial moments in Mr Jobs’ career. The movie starts with a representation of the product launch of Macintosh in 1984, before going on to the failed unveiling of his startup Apple rival NeXT in 1988, and finishing with the triumphant comeback of Apple in 1998 with the debut of the iMac.
Michael Fassbender will star as Steve Jobs, while Kate Winslet will play the role of Joanna Hoffman, a member of the original Mac team and Jobs’ confidant and Seth Rogen will take on Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.
Unlike the existing films, which have failed to impress, Michael Fassbender has already been tipped for a best actor Oscar, while the movie has also been dubbed the most high-profile of the existing documentaries.
As for creative direction, the film comes as the work of director Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. In fact, the film is an interpretation of Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography (also dubbed Steve Jobs).
According to reviews, the 2015 Steve Jobs film comes as the best so far. When the black turtle-necked icon isn’t causing the audience to recoil in horror at his overwhelming egotistical demeanour, the protagonist makes us resonate with his triumph and redemption. In short, Michael Fassbender’s performance brims with character – whether it be likeable or not – which is a lot to say compared to it’s seemingly forgettable predecessors.
While the film is yet to have been released in the UK, the US box office has only positive things to say, and come November 13th, we’ll finally be able to find out for ourselves..