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Check Out Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs Promoting the NeXT

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March 17, 2015

Steve Jobs

Earlier this year, we got a look at one of the sets for Steve Jobs, the film about the iconic technology innovator and co-founder of Apple Computers. Director Danny Boyle was using the real garage that Jobs created Apple in along with his right hand man Steve Wozniak, and it was made to look just as it did decades ago. However, with the exception of some spy photos from production on-location in California, we've yet to get a good look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. But now we have one glimpse of the actor in the role in the form of a vintage promotional poster that has him promoting Apple's NeXT line of computers.

This poster surfaced online, likely from another on-location set (originally found via The Playlist):

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Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, "The West Wing"). Set backstage at three iconic product launches, beginning with the Mac in 1984, moving through the NeXT in 1997 and ending in 1997 with the unveiling of the iPod, the film aims to take audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter, Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender). The film also stars Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston and more. Universal Pictures releases the film on October 9th this fall.

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  • OfficialJab
    I don't know if anyone will get closer to the look than Kutcher did.
    • That's all Kutcher had going for him though.
      • OfficialJab
        I didn't see it but probably.
  • MattPeloquin
    Regardless of the talent involved and the authenticity of the characters and sets I think this is going to bomb at the box office. It's just not that interesting of a story and Jobs' legacy has become intertwined with the fact that he was a violent narcissist who took advantage of those around him to promote his own worth. The Ashton Kutcher version wasn't that bad either and I doubt audiences will want to sit through the same story again.
    • It's a fact that he was a violent narcissist? Kutcher version wasn't bad? Wow I think the troll meter just exploded. If people can sit through a story about some dude stealing someones elses idea to create facebook, surely if done the right way, people could appreciate a film about a Man who innovated several industries.
      • Bo
        I think what is a well known fact is that Jobs was an asshole! He treated people horribly and was a cruel, mean man. That seems to be the general consensus of those that did know him and work with him. I didn't personally know the guy, but that seems to be his reputation. Do with it what you will. Does that make one a troll to speak the truth about a man? Or is a troll some numb skull who believes rich successful men are to be idolized and worshipped even if they are pricks and put people down for telling the truth? Just askin' as I don't know the answers. Well, that's not true...I do know the answer. I know I grew up thinking Steve McQueen was the coolest dude alive. Then came to Hollywood; met him; read his wife's book about him and wow! He was a sick, twisted, insecure, guy who slapped women around and was a a-hole to work with. It bummed me out, but hey, gotta accept the truth and not live life with your head up your rear. Life is tough when we learn our heroes ain't really heroes, and many are, in reality, screwed up jerks!
    • Neuromancer
      I'm not so sure about this bombing. I think it'll get atleast Sorkin and The Social Network fans in the seats. But besides that, there might be a fair number of Apple fans attending as well. I think it'll do well enough.
  • Drived
    Fassbender is an amazing actor but he looks nothing like jobs! Ashton Kutcher looked way better, but he's not that good as an actor. I guess we can't have the best of both worlds...
  • Ricardo_PT
    It's a real shame that Fassbender looks nothing like Jobs (as far as biopics go, I think this is one of the worst when it comes to the similarities between actor and real person). That being said, Fassbender is one of the best actors currently working, Danny Boyle can do no wrong and Sorkin is the perfect guy to handle the material. I'm also interested in the person and the brand, definitely looking forward to this.
  • DAVIDPD
    So happy they are just ignoring the fact he looks nothing like Steve Jobs. Dig.
    • Why?
      LOLOLOL!!! For Real!!! LOLOLOL!!!!

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