Jobs, an upcoming biographical film aiming to depict the extraordinary life of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, now has its very first official trailer. Originally due in April, it appears the film has been rescheduled for an August 16 debut.
The movie chronicles Jobs' life and the people who surrounded him between 1971 and 2001 -- just several years prior to Apple's founding and just long enough to cover its eventual fall and re-emergence as a technology superpower.
In April last year, we learned Ashton Kutcher would portray Steve Jobs in the upcoming indie flick. We even got an early taste of the film several months ago with an interesting clip where the dynamic duo -- Steve Wozniak (played by Josh Gad) and Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) -- discuss the potential revolution a graphical user interface could inspire. According to the real Woz though, that parking lot discussion never actually happened, but it still makes for good theater.
The posthumous movie bills itself as "inspired by true events", a phrase which always worries me a bit when it comes to factual accuracy. I'm reminded of the made-for-TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley which, although met with mostly favorable critiques, was something less than a true recounting of events.
Even so, at the very least, Jobs looks like it may be a enjoyable flick that hits the big historical points. It'll be interesting to see Joshua Stern's (director) and Matt Whitley's (writer) take on Jobs, Apple and the history of the personal computers.