Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the iconic Apple founder. But the first trailer for the biopic that just dropped shows that Michael Fassbender is all-in on Aaron Sorkin’s script, about the sometimes flawed man that was one of the architects of the digital revolution. The first thought when watching Fassbender storming through these first-look scenes: Now we see why the filmmakers originally reached out to Christian Bale, who was originally cast in the role. Who would have done it better? Not sure, but would love to see those dueling casting videos.
Fassbender’s Jobs is depicted here at least in the trailer as the conductor of Apple’s rise (Key line: “Musicians play their instruments,” he says. “I play the orchestra.”), but that does not come without consequences obviously which is where Sorkin seems to be digging in.
Danny Boyle directs Sorkin’s script. Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin, Boyle and Christian Colson produced. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star. Universal releases it October 9.
Check it out above.