Universal Releases First Trailer for ‘Steve Jobs’ Starring Michael Fassbender

By May 18, 2015

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Steve Jobs, its upcoming biopic centered on the late Apple co-founder. Until now, we haven’t seen much about the project, which was only recently picked up by Universal and placed on the fast track to production. See the trailer below.

Originally beginning life at Sony Pictures Entertainment with director David Fincher, a series of production roadblocks between Fincher and the studio ultimately led to the director’s departure from the project. After Danny Boyle was persuaded to direct from a script by Aaron Sorkin — which is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the late inventor — Christian Bale was attached to the lead role for a time before it was revealed that he, ultimately, wouldn’t star in it. The project looked like it may have been dead in the water when Sony decided not to move forward with it late last year, and it became an interesting surprise when it was announced that Universal had not only picked it up, but that they were putting it on the fast track with Michael Fassbender set to star.

Steve Jobs will also feature Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder and computer programmer Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as original Macintosh team member Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as 1983-93 Apple CEO John Sculley, and Michael Stuhlbarg as original Mac team member Andy Hertzfeld.

Steve Jobs will be released in theaters on October 9th. For more on the film as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation.

Chris Clow
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