Universal’s Oscar-tipped Steve Jobs biopic may have had to persevere through numerous development setbacks – David Fincher and Christian Bale both exited the project early on – but finally Danny Boyle’s rendition of the titular visionary is taking shape ahead of its debut this October.
To prove it, the studio has debuted a TV spot for the upcoming drama, which showcases Michael Fassbender’s troubled visionary embark on a mission to change the world. There’s also glimpses of Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, while Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, and Michael Stuhlbarg will all have their own parts to play in the technological revolution.
Scripted by Aaron Sorkin, Boyle’s arc for Steve Jobs is set to play out over three cardinal scenes, and going off of this latest footage, the film will attempt to strike a balance between the co-founder’s rousing, medium-defining keynotes and his personal family issues. Whether Boyle can balance the two is still up for question, though if anything, it’s a multi-faceted role that ought to propel Fassbender into the Oscar race later this year.
Set for a premiere at the New York Film Festival, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs is due to open nationwide on October 9. For now, here’s the official logline for the character drama.
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.