Michael Fassbender’s Steve Jobs shown in first teaser trailer

18 May 2015

After much hype, Danny Boyle’s biopic of Steve Jobs has been given its first showing online and also our first glimpse of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs himself and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.

Few films have stoked as much controversy in recent years as the biopic of former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, it having totally changed direction from a film directed by David Fincher by Sony Pictures, to one that was sold to Universal Pictures, now with Danny Boyle directing.

The news broke that the director of Slumdog Millionaire was to join the project along with Fassbender and Rogen back in November last year, but it now also features Kate Winslet as Joanna Hofmann and former Apple CEO John Sculley portrayed by Jeff Daniels.

Due for release on 9 October, the teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much about how the film will pan out, but the tone of the film is certainly set with Fassbender’s portrayal of Jobs saying of his role within Apple as: “The musicians play the instrument, I play the orchestra.”

One of Hollywood’s darling writers, Aaron Sorkin, has been named as writer for the script, so it’s a safe bet that much of the dialogue will be fast-paced and said while walking between places, much like Sorkin’s previous work, The West Wing.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic