The movie based on Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson after its initial hurdles is now under production since this January. The biopic features Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. Photos of both the actors has surfaced online while a scene was being filmed at the Flint Center in Cupertino.
Michael Fassbender who played the role of Magneto in X-Men First Class and X-Men Days of Future Past was not the first choice for the role of Steve Jobs in the biopic. According to reports Christian Bale was the first choice for the main lead however, the talks didn’t materialise. Names of a number of actors approached for the movie started emerging which included George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson. However, a number of reasons lead to these actors not being involved in the project.
The rights for the book titled “Steve Jobs” written by Isaacson was initially purchased by Sony. Later Sony pulled the plug and now Universal will distribute the movie. The film has been adapted by Aaron Sorkin, know for his work on The West Wing and The Social Network.
The biopic is said to show three 30 minute scenes. Each scene will show launch of three major Apple products that Steve Jobs was a part of: the Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988, and the iPod in 2001.
This isn’t the first movie based on Steve Jobs’ life. “Jobs” featuring Ashton Kutcher was released in 2013. In my view the movie was not the best representation of who Jobs was.
It will be interesting to see how this new movie will show the life of Steve Jobs when it releases in the theatres worldwide.