While we haven’t gotten many details about the Aaron Sorkin-penned screenplay based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, we have previously learned that it will focus on three separate days in the life of the Apple co-founder, with each 30-minute act taking place just before a major product announcement. We also know that Michael Fassbender will star alongside Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kate Winslet, Perla Haney-Jardine, and Jeff Daniels.
Today we got our hands on a copy of the screenplay (or at least a February 2014 draft of it) which reveals what many already may have already suspected based on previous reports: the three products Jobs will unveil during the biopic are the original Macintosh, the NeXT Cube, and the iMac.
The Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs biopic will start playing in theaters in just six months, and there’s a good chance you could actually be in the monumental film that tells the late Apple co-founder’s story. Universal Pictures, the studio ultimately backing the movie after a dance with Sony Pictures, has issued a casting call for extras to be filmed on set in a scene of upcoming movie this weekend… expand full story
Just a few days before the scheduled release of Becoming Steve Jobs, another Jobs book sold for thousands. Rather than just recounting Jobs’s past, this one is actually a piece of his history.
A private eBay seller listed an original copy of the 1972 Homestead High School yearbook. The book depicts a long-haired Steve Jobs from his Senior year of high school. Over the weekend the auction ended with a winning bid of $12,322.00.
Original 1972 Homestead High School yearbook in very good condition with Steve Jobs senior picture. Original owner was freshman when Steve Jobs was senior at same high school in Sunnyvale, CA. Also pictured is famous musician singer/songwriter “Roy Zimmerman” in his freshman year. “Mr. John McCollum” is also pictured who was Steve Jobs high school electronics teacher and “Mark Wozniak”, Steve Wozniak’s (co-founder of Apple Computers) brother. Last but not least is a picture of “Patty Jobs” (Steve Jobs sister). Unlike most yearbooks, there are no signatures or notes from fellow students.
Though this yearbook is in good condition, there are some minor flaws. The binding is slightly loose and beginning to separate from the cover at the top. The picture of the “Dean of Girls” has blue marking pen over the face. The original owner’s name is also shown in ink on the inside of the cover. Lastly, there is a pin-sized hole on pages 15-22 and a barely noticeable indentation defect on pages 23-50 Please review all pictures for details. The pictures are of the actual yearbook you will receive.
This item is extremely rare since the yearbooks were printed only for the student body and not all students purchased a yearbook when it was published in 1972. This is surely one of the most nostalgic pieces of “Steve Jobs” memorabilia you can possibly find and the perfect gift for any “Steve Jobs” enthusiast. Not only a definite historical collector’s item, but also the very best “coffee table” book you could ever brag about!
With filming of the Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography kicking off in recent days, Universal Pictures has shared an official release date for the film. According to CNBC, the film’s studio says the Jobs film will be released in theaters later this year on October 9th, 2015. expand full story
Filming for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin has been spotted at the Flint Center at De Anza college, the venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Mac in 1984.
A reader sent in the images above showing the outside of the Flint Center being decorated by the film crew with retro Apple signage for the Macintosh unveiling scene expected to be a key focus of the film. expand full story
Universal Pictures has announced that principal filming of the Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle is now finally underway. The announcement confirms that the movie, dropped by Sony back in November, will still follow the original three-act structure based around three keynote presentations.
Universal Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on Steve Jobs. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Surprisingly, Universal says that the final product announcement will be the iMac, in 1998, rather than the launch of the iPhone as had been widely expected … expand full story
Sony- Universal-produced Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender has finally started filming after what seemed like an endless array of cast and crew changes. CNET spotted production crews setting up at the Los Altos childhood home of Steve Jobs earlier today.
As was revealed last year, the movie, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, will likely feature only a handful of locations, including the former Jobs home garage. While Fassbender is set to play Jobs, several other cast members have been tapped to portray other prominent individuals in the executive’s life.
December 18, 2014
December 11, 2014
While we’ve already learned some interesting details about the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic from the recently leaked Sony Pictures files, it seems there’s still more to be gleaned from the company’s documents. As the Verge notes today, new emails have revealed the possible settings for the film, which include “two auditoriums, a restaurant, and a garage.”
Those locations were included in an email sent from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who, along with director Danny Boyle, will be taking the film to Universal Pictures for production after working with Sony on it for several years.
December 9, 2014
The Wrap reports that Universal Pictures is eyeing The Newsroom (and Dumb & Dumber) star Jeff Daniels to perform as former Apple CEO John Sculley in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie by Aaron Sorkin. Daniels would be reunited with Sorkin and Scott Rudin, executive producers of The Newsroom, starring alongside Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. expand full story
December 8, 2014
New information discovered in the Sony Pictures data dump indicates that the loss of Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead role in the studio’s Steve Jobs biopic may have contributed to the decision to give the movie to Universal Pictures. According to Fusion, the film’s revenue projections dropped by a whopping 25% after Leo dropped out.
Soon reports claimed that Christian Bale would be taking up the role, but that ended up falling through as well. Most recently, actor Michael Fassbender is said to be up for the titular spot, though the movie is now being produced by Universal.
November 26, 2014
Lisa Brennan-Jobs & Natalie Portman
Actress Natalie Portman is the latest name to be thrown in the mix of potential stars in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. The information comes courtesy of Deadline, which reports that Portman is “in talks to join” the project in a leading role although the specific character is unknown. It’s possible Natalie Portman is being considered to portray Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. expand full story
November 6, 2014
Aaron Sorkin sat down with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang for an interview and talked about a variety of topics including his upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The film has been in the works for several years now, with at least three different actors reportedly having been considered or confirmed to play the Apple co-founder at some point.
In the interview, which airs later tonight, Sorkin says that the movie will follow the executive’s interactions with several key people, including Steve Wozniak and John Sculley. As previously noted, the biopic will consist of three half-hour segments set directly before important Apple keynotes.
November 4, 2014
With Dark Knight star Christian Bale no longer in the running for the Steve Jobs role in the upcoming Sony-made biopic, producers are now in talks with Michael Fassbender for the top job. Fassbender, who looks sort of like Jobs depending on his shave, is known for his roles in X-Men and Inglorious Bastards. While Sony is still trying to lock down the main part, it appears that Seth Rogen is still set to take on the role of Steve Wozniak, while Danny Boyle is still in for director and Aaron Sorkin is in as screenwriter. It’s interesting that actors as well-versed as Bail and Leonardo DiCaprio have turned down the role to portray such an icon of the modern world.
November 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Christian Bale will not star at Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic:
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the actor has fallen off the Jobs biopic that is being directed by Danny Boyle. […]
Sources say Bale, after much deliberation and conflicting feelings, came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw.
Just last month, the film’s writer Aaron Sorkin had stated that Bale would star as the Apple co-founder in the movie as Bale was “best actor on the board in a certain age range.” expand full story