May 18, 2015


Coring the Apple: Watch the Powerful Trailer for 'Steve Jobs'

This fall, four fast years after the death Steve Jobs, Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender shall don the black turtleneck for the official biopic. (Sorry, Ashton.) The first glimpse, a minute-long trailer too significant to be called a "teaser," hints at a shouty, poignant and essential film. Watch it above.

Steve Jobs will bow October 9. It costars Jeff Daniels, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen (?!) as Steve Wozniak. Rather than take the traditional biographical approach, the portrait will be painted through the backstage drama at three landmark Apple product launches, concluding with the iMac reveal in 1998.

Fassbender, the 38-year-old German-Irish actor with 12 Years a Slave and X-Men: Days of Future Past on his recent résumé, ended up with the role after talk that Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck would play the Apple visionary. The Newsroom and The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin wrote the script, just five years after penning The Social Network, the blockbuster take on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. That film's director, David Fincher, was initially attached to Steve Jobs, but the final product comes from Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later...).