Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender as the bespectacled genius who shaped Apple into a media and technology behemoth, will receive its European premiere when it closes the BFI’s London Film Festival. LFF regular Danny Boyle directs from a script by Aaron Sorkin working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the iconic, if controversial, Jobs. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Katherine Waterston round out the cast.

Spanning the 14 years from 1984 to 1998, the story is built around three seminal product launches: the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT ‘Cube’ in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. Producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin, Boyle, and Christian Colson.  Universal Pictures will release worldwide.

“If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one,” said Danny Boyle. “We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world. It’s always special to bring work home so thanks to BFI London Film Festival for their continued support.”

The 59th BFI London Film Festival runs from Wednesday 7 October-Sunday 18 October 2015.   The Meryl Streep-Carey Mulligan-starrer Suffragette opens the festival.