Trailer debuts for documentary on Steve Jobs; film opens in select theaters on September 4th
The first trailer for the documentary called "Steve Jobs. The Man In The Machine" was released on Friday. The two-hour film, promoted as being a "provocative and sometimes startling re-evaluation of the legacy of an icon," is from Oscar winner Alex Gibney.
The documentary actually premiered at SXSW, which is where Apple executive Eddy Cue saw it. Cue and other Apple employees were not impressed, with many of them walking out in the middle of its showing. Cue tweeted that the film was "An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It's not a reflection of the Steve I knew."
This will be the fourth theatrical release of a movie dealing with the life of Steve Jobs to have hit theaters in the last two years. "Jobs," which starred Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad as Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, failed miserably at the box office. The satire "iSteve" also had a brief run on the silver screen. Starring former Apple pitchman Justin Long as Jobs, the film was written in three days and shot in five.