New ‘Steve Jobs’ movie trailer: Oh, the drama

A new trailer released today for the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs is — surprise — focused on the drama. Lots of it. The trailer shows the Apple co-founder, played by Michael Fassbender, being demanding of his employees, being forced out during his first tenure as CEO, and initially denying that he had fathered his first child, Lisa.

Like the book on which it is based, what we could see of the film paints Jobs as brilliant, dedicated, difficult and temperamental. The trailer also shows the excitement the master showman generated when he took the stage to unveil an Apple product.

In a scene that might bother some Apple fanboys, company co-founder Steve Wozniak, portrayed by Seth Rogen, questions the idolatry surrounding Jobs: “What do you do?” Wozniak asks Jobs in the movie. “You’re not an engineer. You’re not a designer. You can’t put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board. The graphical interface was stolen. So how come, 10 times a day, I read, ‘Steve Jobs is a genius.’ What do you do?”

“Steve Jobs” is based on Walter Issacson’s book of the same name. The biography was released in October 2011, the same month Jobs died of pancreatic cancer. The film, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, is coming to theaters Oct. 9.

At top: Photo of Steve Jobs by Getty Images

 

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