“Steve Jobs” Trailer: Michael Fassbender channels an obsessive genius

Posted on July 1, 2015


by Rick JT, editing by Adam MS

The first Steve Jobs teaser featuring Michael Fassbender as the Apple innovator was downright uncanny. Wearing the signature black turtleneck and Jobsian Levi’s, Fassbender disappeared into the role. But now we have a better look at how Fassbender will appear throughout the film which spans the entire Jobs legacy from the long floppy brown hair of that famous garage in Los Altos, CA, to the close-cropped grey cut of his later days.

The new trailer also gives us a sense that this movie, written by Aaron Sorkin, will very much take the Social Network approach to Silicon Valley. In other words, “These guys are geniuses, but man are they jerks.” The film—which went through several leading men and a change in director before landing on Fassbender and Danny Boyle—will reportedly feature Jobs in every single scene.

Are you ready for that much highly-articulate nastiness, especially with Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen also in the mix? Steve Jobs hits theaters October 9.

Here’s What Steve Wozniak Thinks of The Steve Jobs Trailer

SJ1“I felt a lot of the real Jobs”

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says parts of the trailer for the upcoming biopic Steve Jobs are inaccurate—but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like the direction the movie is taking.

In the trailer, Wozniak (played by Seth Rogen) confronts Jobs (Michael Fassbender) about his lack of technical skills. “What do you do?” the film’s Wozniak says. “You’re not an engineer. You’re not a designer. You can’t put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board. The graphical interface was stolen. So how come, 10 times in a day, I read ‘Steve Jobs is a genius?’”

In an interview with Bloomberg, the real Wozniak says he never uttered those exact words, but their spirit “carried the right message” about his relationship with Jobs, who quickly became the face of the company the two men co-founded.

“I felt a lot of the real Jobs in the trailer, although a bit exaggerated,” Wozniak said.

The trailer paints Jobs in a less-than-flattering light, showing him going on tirades against employees and disavowing his own daughter. The movie, written by The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, debuts on Oct. 9.

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