Filming begins on new Steve Jobs film; crew spotted at Jobs' boyhood home

Filming begins on new Steve Jobs film; crew spotted at Jobs' boyhood home
Yeah, we'll admit it. The first Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, was pretty much a snoozefest. On paper, it looked good with Ashton Kutcher portraying the late Apple co-founder. And Josh Gad seemed to be an inspired choice to play Steve Wozniak (Matthew Modine as John Sculley also was a great choice). But the film flopped both artistically and at the box office.

If you've been following the story over the last three and a half years, you know that a second biography of Steve Jobs was originally planned by Sony. You know, the studio that used a file named "Passwords" to hold all their important passwords. Perhaps too focused on "The Interview" (which has already faded from our consciousness) Sony passed the rights to Universal and shooting on the project has begun.

The first location shot took place at the site where it all didn't happen (according to The Woz), the garage in Steve Jobs' boyhood home. Recreated to look like it did when inhabited by Jobs and Wozniak, the film crew added an 8-track stereo player and Bob Dylan posters. Wouldn't it have been funny if they left an iPhone or two in the scene?

With a script written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography, the new Jobs film is expected to have three acts. Each one is a major turning point in the life of Steve Jobs. Act one will show him backstage prior to the unveiling of the first Mac. The second act deals with NeXT computer, while the third and final act will have Jobs backstage again, prior to the introduction of the OG Apple iPod. Which makes us wonder if the problem with these films is that they cut us off prior to the unveiling of the products that many associate with Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender is expected to play Jobs while Seth Rogen (now what was the name of the comedy that he just starred in?) is expected to portray Wozniak. 


source: CNET

FEATURED VIDEO

61 Comments

1. palmguy

Posts: 955; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Dang 2 or more movies have already been made and were crappy. Why keep trying?

2. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I guess third time the charm, lol

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's a trilogy...don't you guys know???

14. ezfidel

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Maybe because honestly his life wasn't good enough for a movie. He was just another tech guy who became a billionaire and died.

23. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Correction, he was a salesman who became a billionaire and died. Wozniak was absolutely the brains behind apple.

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

they dont get it no one cares it will not even cover the cost of making it, this will be a huge flop. why do they keep wanting to make a movie about this guy that did nothing but say do this and can you do that, to woz and all the other people.

56. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

really?? the last one sucked w/Ashton Kutcher and probalby didn't sold that many tickets. why bother wasting time trying to sell a movie bout him, when you can watch "PIRATES OF SILICONE VALLEY".

3. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Steve Jobs is the greatest Tech Figure Ever, He was a celebrity. He invented the modern tech lifestyle, The world owes to this guy a lot. He was a jenius.

11. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I would say Nikola Tesla is and will always be. Steve jobs didnt create anything. He was also by all accounts a horrible person.

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

really you could not be the biggest loser in the world just for saying that above. ibm steve wozniack or how ever you spell it, and all the other tech companies and people in r and d, steve jobs was s*&t and the world is better off with him dead, he did nothing for the world but hold the tech world back. by sueing anyone that had an idea.

4. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

The first movie did not make money because people don't care about the life of Jobs. All they care about is how cool they look with their new iPhones.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what!

35. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

"So what" That's why you always brag about your iP6, 64gb, along with your family all flocking and showing it off. Posing.

26. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Exactly. Pretty telling that even the flock who worship him didn't go out and see the movies.

29. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Most of them don't even know who he was. lol

57. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and also didn't care bout Ashton Kutchen.

5. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

If they tell the truth the film will fail again, because jobs beside a great mind who managed to take others tech and combine them into great products he was an ass**** as a person.

24. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

***censors the non-vulgar part of the curse word***

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I like Apple and all, but I have no interest in seeing this. Episode 7 Avengers Into the heart of the sea Jurrasic world Terminator are on my list.

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

DJ i hope thats only a few for this year many others not on the list.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro, there's a few more I could list. I'm a movie junkie, as I type this we're sitting in American Sniper lol

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Brilliant performance by Bradly Cooper!!

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes, award worthy, great movie too.

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Are we really going to start following all the filming of this movie, like each location they go to has to be news? Come on, I respect the guy but I think we need to tone it down a little

9. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'd rather watch a movie about Turing.

12. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

For heaven's sake a bit of respect to the man.

22. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Respect is earned, not given. steve jobs did absolutely nothing worthy of respect. He was an arrogant, sleazy salesman, and in the end, his arrogance killed him since he thought he knew better than, yknow, DOCTORS who went to a decade plus worth of school to diagnose and treat diseases like his. The guy was a moron and an ass. The end.

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The only thing he did was have Ive repackage other people's ideas into a slick presentation. He had artistic ideals to a point, which they showed in the Kutcher version (fonts .. fonts.. its all about fonts), but those ideals constantly got in his own way. He was an ass. He refused to acknowledge his own daughter until he was dying then he selfishly wanted to know her. He refused medical treatments because he knew better than the doctors. He was a terrible person, a thief, and a bully. By all accounts he was most likely on the autism spectrum (not a bad thing, but a reality considering his behavior).

58. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you forgot to mention THIEF

17. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Instead of giving up "Jobs" they should give up Spider-Man. They're tainting the character's name.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.