After Christian Bale exited Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, many believed the project to have lost its driving element. Bale’s resemblance to the Apple founder is perhaps greater than the man who would actually go on to play him: Michael Fassbender. Regardless, in this first leaked poster, it appears as if Fassbender is right at home in the shoes of the technological pioneer.
The poster is a replica of the original promotional ad for Jobs’ NeXT computer. In the snap, Fassbender occupies the same space that Jobs did during that round of marketing, and while he doesn’t look remotely like the man, this is a movie. Disbelief has to be suspended, even if just a little.
For those of you who may need a refresher, the movie is scripted by Aaron Sorkin, who has repeatedly affirmed that the finished feature won’t resemble a traditional biopic. Instead, it will be divided into three acts all revolving around major product launches in Jobs’ career: the Mac in 1984, NeXT in 1998, and the iPod in 2001.
It’s the middle act, chronicling Jobs’ experience on rolling out his NeXT Computers, that’s under the spotlight in this spiffy vintage poster. That period saw the Apple creator ousted from his own company, which led to the creation of the NeXT. Check it out below and let us know what you think of Fassbender in the role.
Co-starring Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels, the Steve Jobs biopic arrives in theaters on October 9.
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen (Neighbors, The Interview), and Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Being Flynn) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
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