"What if the computer was a beautiful object?" Steve Jobs has screened for critics, with some hailing it an achievement that goes above and beyond the legacy of the man behind the title. With the film opening in theaters October 9th, Sony Pictures has released a third trailer, which shows off some previously unseen footage, giving new insight into what will surely be one of this year's biggest Oscar contenders. The biopic, which shows Steve Jobs throughout his career as a tech genius, has been selected as the Centerpiece feature of the 53rd annual New York Film Festival on Saturday, October 3.
Set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Steve Jobs' career, beginning with the Macintosh in 1984, and ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998, 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, Boyle, and Academy Award winner Christian Colson.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
Steve Jobs has been getting plenty of buzz after debuting at the Telluride Film Festival, with one of the film's biggest champions being Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, portrayed by Seth Rogen in the film. Steve Wozniak praised the filmmakers for getting Steve Jobs' story right. You may recall that Steve Wozniak previously criticized the 2013 biopic Jobs, saying the filmmakers got certain elements of the story "totally wrong." Here's what he had to say about director Danny Boyle's efforts.
"I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others (including Seth Rogen's dead-on portrayal of Wozniak), not actors playing them, I give full credit to (director) Danny Boyle and (screenwriter) Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right."
It remains to be seen whether or not fans will embrace this biopic or not, but we'll find out after it hits theaters October 9. Based on the critically-acclaimed reception coming out of Telluride, Steve Jobs could emerge as an early Best Picture contender, but we still have a long ways to go before the Oscar nominations are unveiled. Are you getting excited for Steve Jobs? Do you think it will take home several of the major Oscar awards? Check out this latest trailer, and let us know what you think. We also have the new poster. And remember, 'The path to greatness doesn't come easy!'