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New Steve Jobs film updates!

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Sony Pictures has dropped the upcoming Aaron Sorkin penned Steve Jobs biopic while the movie is still in pre-production, BUT it has just been picked up by another big player – Universal.

 

The movie is still in the middle of casting, with names such as Christian Bale previously being thrown around before it was confirmed that the man himself, Steve Jobs, will be played by Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak, with Jessica Chastain also attached. Currently, Natalie Portman is also rumored to be taking a part.

 

Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) will be at the helm directing and the film will focus on three distinct events in Apple’s history, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography and with the consulting help of Steve Wozniak himself.

 

There was no insight as to why Sony dropped the film, however those in the know advise that this swap of studios will not hinder the production from following the path it was already set on by the creative heads of the film.

 

There is no public production or release date as of yet.

 

 

jOBS

 

 

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 9to5mac.com.