I’m intrigued by the idea of director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Sunshine) taking on this Steve Jobs movie for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Aaron Sorkin‘s script bucks conventional bio-pic formula by focussing on three key moments from Jobs’ life. The birth-to-death route for these films had been done to death by the time Walk Hard hit in 2007 but still shows no signs of slowing down, so kudos to this film for taking a “less is more” approach.
Filming has just recently gotten underway, and a few images from the set have been popping up. I like how they aren’t going out of their way to make Fassbender look like Steve Jobs with hair and prosthetics, instead relying on his tools as an actor to get the job done. You can see one of the new Steve Jobs images below and, if you aren’t sated, there are a few more at The Daily Mail. Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, and Katherine Waterston also star in the film.
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Here’s the official synopsis 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.