Back in April, word got out that Ashton Kutcher was set to star in a movie about the life of Steven P. Jobs. The rumor was so ridiculous that many people wrote it off the second they heard it. The fact that Variety first reported it on April 1, also known as April Fools' Day, didn't exactly help. However, a couple of weeks on, additional information about the movie emerged. It was to cover the years 1979 to 2000 and filming was supposed to start in May for a Q4 2012 release.
With 2012 nearly over, you might be wondering what's happened to that movie. According to The Verge, things are still on track and the release is now scheduled for January. The film will make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival with Sundance describing it as, 'The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history.
Aside from Jobs, the movie will also feature Steve Wozniak, John Scully, Mike Markkula, Daniel Kottke. Josh Grad will play the lovable Woz, while Dermot Mulroney will take on the role of Mike Markkula. Lukas Haas will play Daniel Kottke, and Matthew Modine will play John Scully.
A second Steve Jobs movie is also in the works, this one based on the biography written by Walter Isaacson. Isaacson's biography is based on more than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs and spans nearly 450 pages. While we don't know who will play Steve Jobs in that particular movie (perhaps Noah Wyle will step back into the role?), it's been rumored that Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, The Day After Tomorrow, Source Code) will produce the film for Sony. Aaron Sorkin is also said to be on board.