“The musicians play the instruments, I play the orchestra.”
After undergoing several changes in its production, Universal Pictures has finally released the long-awaited teaser trailer for “Steve Jobs“, a movie chronicling certain important events in the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The clip, titled “Steve Jobs – Official First Look” was released on YouTube.
The production has been fraught with problems from the start, with multiple changes in cast to a switch in the filming company.
Leonardo DiCaprio was originally rumoured to play Jobs, but it was officially announced that Christian Bale will be taking the role instead. One month later, filming was stalled as the actor opted out of the role, with sources revealing that Bale “felt conflicted and concluded that he was not right for the part”.
Michael Fassbender took up the role of Steve Jobs, with Kate Winslet as former marketing chief of Macintosh Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
The official plot summary is as follows:
Set backstage at 3 iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, “Steve Jobs” takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
The teaser trailer did not reveal much but it did give audience a first look at the cast in their respective roles. Fassbender was shown to be dressed in Jobs’ signature turtleneck and glasses while he stood in front of a cheering crowd.
Watch it here:
UPDATE (2nd July):
Got your first look? Now check your the first extended look at the film via its official trailer. Not only is Michael Fassbender totally unrecognisable in it, which we were pleasantly surprised to discover by the way, the trailer also revealed that “Steve Jobs” will focus on Jobs matters beyond just Apple.
Perhaps it’s about time we gain insights on previously undisclosed important matters about his personal life i.e. Lisa, his daughter with Chrisann and a fact that he would only admit years later after he initially denied paternity.
UPDATE (18th September, 1:17am):
Another trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has arrived online.
It is expected to reach cinemas on 9th October 2015.