WATCH: The First Look at “Steve Jobs” Starring Michael Fassbender
"The musicians play the instruments, I play the orchestra."
Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs biopic has gone through many different versions—from several casting changes to a (smart) retitling—before landing on its current, and final, incarnation at Universal. The film, which now has Michael Fassbender in the title role (along with Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet rounding out the A-list cast), released its first teaser trailer this weekend, proving that they actually filmed at least one minute of the film without any more creative changes.
Steve Jobs—written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Boyle (two members of the Academy Award–winner club)—follows the Apple founder through the buildup and result of three very distinct and impactful product launches including the iMac in 1998. This vignette-style approach to the biopic seems like a welcomed breath of fresh air from the stuffy linear films that try to shove all of a person’s life into two or three hours.
The film’s trailer, which you can watch below, doesn’t give much away in terms of plot, but it does set up the primary players that includes frequent Sorkin collaborator Jeff Daniels as John Sculley (Apple’s former CEO).
Steve Jobs is slated to open in theaters on October 9.