Danny Boyle’s much-hyped take on the life and work of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs released its first teaser trailer this week. The upcoming film has a script written by Aaron Sorkin, Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network. 12 Years a Slave actor Michael Fassbender leads a cast which also includes Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Jobs’ Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, the former Apple CEO.
The enigmatic, vivid and memorable trailer depicts Fassbender as Jobs standing on stage, awaiting the start of an Apple product launch, with his voiceover describing ‘the two most significant events of the twentieth century: the Allies win the war, and this.’ Later, in response to the accusation that he can’t write code, Jobs says mysteriously: ‘The musicians play the instruments, I play the orchestra.’
As the voice-over continues, the image of Jobs gradually, cleverly, shrinks into the flashing text cursor. The viewer is then treated to a quick glimpse of Fassbender in action, followed by Winslet, Rogen and Daniels in their respective roles.
The overall effect of the trailer is a similar vibe to 2010’s award-winning The Social Network and promises a film much stronger than the 2011, Aston Kutcher headed jOBs, which was greeted with unenthusiastic reviews. This new film promises a great script, strong visuals and impressive cast and crew. Steve Jobs will be released on 13 November.