Fass­ben­der does his Jobs in a polo

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - TICKET STUBS - Una Mul­lally

At last, a trailer has emerged for the Steve Jobs film, stylised as steve jobs. While this would pre­vi­ously have earned the an­tic­i­pa­tion wor­thy of a trumped- up Ap­ple prod­uct re­lease, the dawn of the trailer was more iPad Mini than iPhone6. Part of the slightly de­flated re­ac­tion to this first look at the film – star­ring The Fass­ben­der as Jobs, writ­ten by Aaron Sorkin and di­rected by Danny Boyle – is that the pro­duc­tion has had more bugs than the first iOS up­date. Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise, who is pretty used to speak­ing on large stages in front of fa­nat­ics in polo necks, but no dice. Boyle wanted Leo so they could reen­act their time mak­ing The Beach, but it wasn’t to be. This was ac­tu­ally orig­i­nally a Sony project, but Uni­ver­sal ended up tak­ing over. The most in­trigu­ing part of this film has al­ways been the ru­moured script struc­ture by Sorkin. Ap­par­ently, the thing is di­vided in three parts, ex­am­in­ing Jobs be­fore three key Ap­ple prod­uct launches. But the film has been so long in devel­op­ment that even Ash­ton Kutcher had an op­por­tu­nity to make a movie about Jobs in the mean­time. What kind of Sorkin script will we get? Swash­buck­ling The West Wing, whiplash- smart The So­cial Net­work, or schmalzy The News­room? We’ll find out in Oc­to­ber. And although movies be­set with pro­duc­tion “is­sues” tend to raise red flags about the qual­ity, we have faith in this one be­ing some­thing at least above av­er­age. And it turns out that Fass­ben­der ( as Steve Jobs, above) re­ally works that black turtle­neck.

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