A lot of hate going on in this thread. Let me remind you of the two people at the helm:
Directed by Danny Boyle, responsible for numerous classics in a few genres including Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.
Written by Aaron Sorkin, the man who brought us The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball and Studio 60.
I'm not saying a good pedigree is a guarantee for a good film, but it certainly can help.
I'd also like to point out that this film is based on the Walter Isaacson Biography of the same name, for which Sony has the official rights (http://deadline.com/2011/10/sony-pictures-acquiring-apple-icon-steven-jobs-book-for-feature-film-180666/) and that this film has been in the works with Sorkin on board since 2011, two years before Jobs was released with Ashton Kutcher starring. So, this isn't some half-arsed attempt to capitalise on the failure of the first film.
Have some faith, folks :)
EDIT: Also, Fassbender may be good, but he's no Noah Wyle ;) http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1239128320/tt0168122?ref_=tt_pv_md_2
I love Fassbender, but who thought it would be a good idea to make yet... another Steve Jobs movie.
This movie was already in the works when the Ashton Kutcher one came out. This movie has potential because it's by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic) and Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, The Beach). The premise is different because the entire movie takes place during and around the first iPhone keynote.
Actually this movie isn't by Steven Soderbergh, it's Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin (equally awesome) and the plot isn't about the iPhone keynote... "According to Universal's press release, the film is "set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter."
Gives me a little bit more hope with Boyle and Sorkin on board, but still man... what other person has had like 3 major movies about their lives released within what... 6-7 years of each other?
Reminds me of that movie with Ashton Kutcher, will i am, and Macklemore
Steve Jobs is Magneto.
this made my day x_D
Yeah, pretty stupid to have another movie so soon. Michael Fassbender is a better actor than Ashton Kutcher, but atleast Kutcher looked a bit like Steve Jobs, Fassbender just looks nothing like him. Also is Seth Rogan supposed to be Wozniak? :/
The next generation of this: http://i.imgur.com/6qNGc4v.jpg
I have no knowledge on how well Ashton Kutcher acts, but presuming he's pretty good, I wish the script for the first Steve Jobs movie was better written so that we could had have a good Steve Jobs movie where Steve Jobs actually looks like Steve Jobs.
I'm sad about this too :(
Agreed. And Jeff Daniels isn't nearly as skeletal as he needs to be to pass for Sculley. I realize it's hard to find lookalikes for these guys, but the cast of Jobs actually looked fairly convincing. Nobody listed here looks remotely like the people they're supposed to portray.
Of course, it's only the Apple history nerds who actually know what everyone besides Jobs looked like, anyway—I think even Woz has lapsed into obscurity these days.
I'm not a big fan of Danny Boyle, but Aaron Sorkin is great (and Fassbender too). So probably this is going to be a better movie than the other one, which is really mediocre.
Why is this even on Designer News?
Steve Jobs was a famous designer, there's a movie about him, and a trailer has just been released. That makes it news which is interesting to designers :)
I'm not a fan of it already, from the looks of the trailer, but I just wanted to see people's thoughts on it ;)