Fall Movie Season is here, which means we’re about to get a flurry of hard-hitting dramas for the next three months. But this year’s season is special in that we get an extra special gift: a new Aaron Sorkin movie. He’s quite simply one of the best writers of our time, and while folks may debate the quality of some of his work, when he’s on, there’s no one better. And on he appears to be with Steve Jobs, the unique portrait of the Apple innovator starring Michael Fassbender. Director Danny Boyle brings Sorkin’s script to life in a film that’s comprised only of three scenes set before three major product launches, all of which play out in real time.
The film is already drawing rave reviews, and if I’m being honest, this is the movie I’ve been most looking forward to all year. Three new clips, released online by Universal Pictures, only heighten that anticipation as they showcase the performances of Fassbender and Seth Rogen, specifically. Rogen’s casting as Steve Wozniak was an inspired choice, and I can’t wait to see what he does with Sorkin dialogue in hand.
Check out the new clips below, followed by a slew of new images, and click here to read Brian’s review from Telluride. The film opens in New York and Los Angeles tomorrow, expands into more theaters next week, then opens wide on October 23rd. Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston also star.
Here’s the official logline for Steve Jobs:
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.