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The new Steve Jobs Biopic has begun filming!




The new Steve Jobs film has been in the news of late with buckets of casting rumors and actors dropping out and studio’s dropping out and other studios picking it up and …etc etc.


But! On Friday afternoon the Danny Boyle directed biopic finally began filming!




Film crews set up outside Steve Jobs childhood home in Los Altos after the production crew had transformed the garage into what it would have looked like when Jobs and Steve Wozniak were there, working on the Apple 1 computer in 1976.


The movie is said to cover three important launches of Apple, and filming will occur later in San Jose and Berkeley. Star-spotters unite!


Casting has been confirmed as Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Woniak, Kate Winslet as a lead female role and Jeff daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Other cast members includeKatherine Waterston as JOb’s ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg as early Apple Employee Andy Hertzfield.


Check out some photos of the filming over at CNET.





New Steve Jobs biopic news



There’s another Steve Jobs biopic coming! It’s currently in the middle of production and the cast is being decided. So who will be big friendly Woz? Who will play the man himself? What kind of film should we be expecting?


We think this film will make a much larger impact than the previous Ashton Kutcher movie jOBS, for a number of reasons, including the fact that Steve Wozniak himself is acting as a creative consultant on the film, that the movie is from big money player Sony and that it’s based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography and will focus on three intense 30-minute scenes showing three of Apple’s product launches.


Additionally, it’s the creative forces behind the movie. Aaron Sorkin, most well known for writing The West Wing and The Social Network, penned the flick and has finished with the screenplay.


It will be directed by Danny Boyle, allegedly after David Fincher was dropped because of his demands – a $10,000,000 salary and full creative control -. Danny Boyle has previously directed pretty awesome films such as 28 days later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionarie and 127 hours.


The cast is still being decided, but some pretty respectable names have been thrown around so far. Leonardo DiCaprio was initially attached to play Steve Jobs, but has since dropped out, as has Cristian Bale (he decided he wasn’t right for the part), and the producers are now apparently in talks with Michael Fassbender to play the main man.


Wozniak is currently set to be played by Seth Rogen, although it appears to be not totally set in stone yet. Jessica Chastain is also unofficially linked to the film, playing an as of yet unspecified character.


The general consensus is that this film will be a much more serious and artistically resonant take on Steve Jobs life and work at Apple. We’re excited to see it, although no release date has been announced yet, so it might be a while!








Ashton Kutcher fans and Steve Jobs Fans, rejoice! Not only do we have some awesome, goose bump giving teaser material for you guys, but we also have a final release date for the Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS!


The Joshua Michael Stern directed film charts Steve Job’s inspirational ascension from college dropout to one of the most admired tech heads and entrepreneurs ever. It’s a purported cinematic celebration of Apple’s visionary leader and the rebellious and unorthodox way he wanted to lead his company.


As skeptical as iPhone Antdiote may have been in the beginning about this biopic, the promotional material and buzz leading up to the release is getting us excited and changing our mind about how much we think we’re going to like the movie.


As well as Kutcher in the lead role, other stars include James Woods, Dermot Mulroney, and Josh Gad as Apple’s other founder, Steve Wozniak.


The independent film was first glimpsed by a lucky few at the Sundance Film Festival in January and according to some Apple employees in the crowd who knew the man, Kutcher did an uber awesome admirable job playing Steve.


The film was originally due to be released on April 19th but delays (thought to be reshoots or the desire for more time to create better buzz) meant that everyone had to just cool their butts for a while… and that while is almost over!


Drum roll….


You can see jOBS on August 16.


Here is the official promotional poster released yesterday:





And you can see the trailer for jOBS here. And it’s pretty damn excitement making!


The other film biopic of Steve Jobs, the big budget Sony produced and Aaron Sorkin written ‘official biopic’, is still in development and, similar to an Apple product release, is being kept well under wraps…


Happy viewing kids!




Images courtesy of  The Verge and