In this article, I will be discussing the three up and coming Steve Jobs biopics and give you a summary of the three of them.
In recent months we have been hearing about jOBS, the first biopic of Steve Jobs that Hollywood wants released to the public. It will feature Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, an interesting choice. The movie will show the rise from hippie to CEO of Jobs. Anyone could take that this wording means from the 70s or 80s to the early 2000s. The movie was shown to critics at Sundance Film Festival to receive mixed reviews with many being negative. The movie was going to go public this month but unfortunately we will have to wait a while longer to see this film since the filmmakers decided to postpone the movies release to get more marketing on the movie done.
The second film many of you have heard about is the film that is penned by Aaron Sorkin, someone hired by Sony Pictures to write an biopic on Steve Jobs. Because Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is the only book authorized and assisted by Jobs himself and the movie will be based on this book (Sony bought the filming rights to the book for a 6-figure sum), this movie will be the only official biopic. The movie will feature three scenes in real time in the backstage before a major product launch (the Macintosh, NeXT and the iPod). These scenes will be thirty minutes long. It is unknown at this time who the cast is.
The third biopic, one that many probably have not heard about is actually the first full featured film from “Funny or Die”. Of course, since it is from “Funny or Die”, it will be more humorous the other previously mentioned two. Interestingly enough, the film was filmed in only a few days. Another interesting point is that they actually got a pretty well-known actor, Justin Long, to play Jobs. He played a Mac in the “Mac vs PC” commercials. The film is set to release on Monday. Yes, two days from today. It will be released to the web. The movie is titled iSteve.
It will be interesting to see what happens with these three biopics and I hope they at least do a kind of decent job of showing the magic that is Steve Jobs because Jobs legacy only deserves the best and honest reflection.
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