Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that he is pleased with how the Steve Jobs movie is shaping up, even though there are inaccuracies in the trailer. Wozniak is played by Seth Rogan in the movie and he told Bloomberg that Michael Fassbender's portrayal of the tech king feels authentic. He said he "felt a lot of the real Jobs in the trailer, although a bit exaggerated", and admitted that it made him "almost cry remembering it".
Wozniak concedes that "accuracy is second to entertainment in a movie like this", but did point out that Rogen's portrayal misses the mark in some respects. "I don't talk that way," he said in reference to a scene in the trailer where Rogen's Wozniak accuses Jobs of taking credit for his co-worker's creations. "I never made comments to the effect that I had credit taken from me." He did insist however, that his dialogue "carried the right message" in part.
According to the writer of the movie, Aaron Sorkin, the film will be based around three huge press events - each taking up half an hour - the release of the Macintosh, NeXT, and the iMac. The trailer is full of drama and shows Jobs as a brilliant genius as well as a scumbag.
On the surface it appeared that Michael Fassbender was a strange choice to play Steve Jobs as he looks nothing like Jobs. But if the trailer is anything to go by Fassbender catches the spirit and character of the legendary Jobs really well. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) the movie hits cinemas in the US on October 9 and in the UK on October 12.
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