As you will probably be well aware by now, an indie flick loosely documenting a portion of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ life and tenure at the helm of the Cupertino company is almost set for release, and stars Ashton Kutcher as the man himself. The Two and a Half Men star has already spoken of his passion of technology and respect for Jobs in a recent interview, and now, an extended Jobs trailer and commentary on the movie offers even further insight into the soon-to-be-released flick.
Although it is little more than a low-budget indie, Jobs has garnered a significant amount of public interest due to its subject matter. Steve Jobs, along with Steve Wozniak (played here by Josh Gad), were responsible for creating one of the biggest and most influential technology companies of our time, and with Jobs widely given credit for being the visionary, foresaw many of the products that most of us use, directly or indirectly, on a daily basis.
Despite having been built up quite a lot over the past year or so, not everybody is enthused by the prospect of this movie. Upon accessing the script, Steve Wozniak reportedly wished to take no part in the film due to frequent references to events that never actually occurred, and one has to wonder just how much of the content has been diluted for dramatic effect.
Still, this latest featurette shows once again that Kutcher very much looks the part in the character of Jobs, and although some were initially skeptical of his appointment for such a role, his physical similarities to the late, great former Apple CEO have certainly altered the opinions of some.
Jobs premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and although was expected to have hit screens long before now, hit a few roadblocks along the way. Now, however, everything looks set for an August 16th release date, so if you’ve been looking forward to seeing what this movie has to offer, you’ve just over two weeks left to hang on.
Whilst I am somewhat excited about checking this movie out, I’m not expecting too much from it. Then again, with the Sony Pictures movie produced by Aaron Sorkin looming, perhaps my naturally high expectations of the subsequent biopic, which will be based, in part, on the Walter Isaacson biography written shortly before Jobs’ death, means that I don’t particularly need to pin too much hope on this one.
Are you looking forward to seeing the movie?