With all of the excitement that has come from Apple’s announcement of their new products and upgrades at an event in San Francisco, it’s not a surprise that Apple has attracted a lot of attention lately. Among that hype comes the early screening of the new upcoming Steve Jobs film, Steve Jobs.
The upcoming biopic, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography and first person interviews on Jobs, was screened at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. The film’s trailer was given rave reviews from those in attendance, including one which came as a surprise to everyone, given by Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. The film stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs accompanied by a tremendous cast including Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels, and directed by Danny Boyle.
Many wondered what his reaction would be after he expressed mixed feelings about a confrontation scene between him and Jobs in the film. According to multiple sources, Wozniak has given his honest opinion and is very much pleased with the outcome.
Wozniak stated in a recent interview with Deadline that the actors did an incredible job at portraying their characters and making it believable, giving full credit to director Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin.
It’s no surprise that the film has also attracted critics with astounding reviews, earning an average score of 84 out of 100 from Metacritic. Much of its praise is said to be all thanks to Sorkin, who is also responsible for the Facebook biopic.
Based on all of the praise and rave reviews that this film has received, it seems as if Hollywood has finally figured out how successfully portray a technology biopic with accurate storytelling. They’ve managed to acquire something that no other big technology centered biopic has, which is an actual approval from a prominent figure in the film. We have yet to see how the rest of the world will respond to the portrayal of Jobs story with Apple, but based on the already written reviews it’s likely that it will be a box office hit, and I for one, can’t wait to see it.
The film will be making its debut in theaters only in New York and Los Angeles on October 9. It is set to be released to additional North American markets on Oct. 16 and then go nationwide on Oct. 28.