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Steve Jobs Movie 'jOBS' to Debut in January

By - Source: via The Verge | B 37 comments

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.

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    thecolorblue , December 4, 2012 1:06 PM
    millions of iSheep just experienced iGasms
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    mrmaia , December 4, 2012 12:56 PM
    Welcome to Tom's Filmware.
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    sa1nt , December 4, 2012 1:00 PM
    Ray Charles, MJ, Steve jobs,Jhony cash movie... they really try to get milk from dead people.
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  • 12 Hide
    mrmaia , December 4, 2012 12:56 PM
    Welcome to Tom's Filmware.
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    mi1ez , December 4, 2012 12:57 PM
    Mental.
  • 10 Hide
    sa1nt , December 4, 2012 1:00 PM
    Ray Charles, MJ, Steve jobs,Jhony cash movie... they really try to get milk from dead people.
  • 12 Hide
    thecolorblue , December 4, 2012 1:06 PM
    millions of iSheep just experienced iGasms
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    xpeh , December 4, 2012 1:13 PM
    I have a feeling that nobody would want to watch this movie. But then again, The Social Network was really popular and won 3 oscars and 100+ awards.
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    unoriginal1 , December 4, 2012 1:13 PM
    I love technology, But this sounds pretty boring :/ .
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    cats_Paw , December 4, 2012 1:20 PM
    You gotta be kidding... Jobs was good at manipulating people, but to make a movie about it? Seems 2 much...

    Oh, and for those who think it wasent manipulating, how would you call to make people belive they "need" a gadget to be considered of a higher social status?
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    eternalkp , December 4, 2012 1:26 PM
    hollywood makes crap nowadays
    i'm sick of marvel crap and jennifer aniston

    korean cinema is the way to go
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    saturnus , December 4, 2012 1:52 PM
    You just know a movie about Steve Jobs is gonna blow... ;) 
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    scythe944 , December 4, 2012 1:56 PM
    jOBS?
    just old bullshit?
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    Anonymous , December 4, 2012 1:59 PM
    I had to do a double take when I saw that image, at least Kutcher pulls off the Jobs look very well.
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    hrhuffnpuff , December 4, 2012 2:20 PM
    jOBS....if you have the word Blow or hAND in front of jOBS, it will rake in the moolah! And make it make much more interesting. Sorry for the immaturity, but I had to go there.
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    zzz_b , December 4, 2012 2:31 PM
    I will watch it even when it will be on over-the-air for free!
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    zzz_b , December 4, 2012 2:33 PM
    Sorry, NOT is missing :) 
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    bllue , December 4, 2012 2:33 PM
    I hope it flops. This garbage has no place in filmmaking
  • 6 Hide
    Anonymous , December 4, 2012 3:05 PM
    So they accidentally left the caps lock on when they typed out the title, and just decided to run with it...
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    Marco925 , December 4, 2012 3:06 PM
    I never thought i'd see the day where we started worshipping CEOs.

    Now... how can i capitalise on this....
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    kinggraves , December 4, 2012 3:11 PM
    Let's even put the Apple bashing aside for a second. The movie is called "jOBS", is that a play on iOS? They're going to do a biographical movie which is best summed up with a single accomplishment, the recent success with Apple products? I've never owned an Apple product, but I can admit he had an impact on the computing industry for decades far beyond some marketing success with IOS. Clearly this is just an attempt to cash in with the Apple zealots, likely hoping they'll confuse the j for an i.
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    mrmaia , December 4, 2012 3:43 PM
    kinggravesLet's even put the Apple bashing aside for a second. The movie is called "jOBS", is that a play on iOS? They're going to do a biographical movie which is best summed up with a single accomplishment, the recent success with Apple products? I've never owned an Apple product, but I can admit he had an impact on the computing industry for decades far beyond some marketing success with IOS. Clearly this is just an attempt to cash in with the Apple zealots, likely hoping they'll confuse the j for an i.


    "jOBS? Is that a new smartphone?"
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    MajinCry , December 4, 2012 3:48 PM
    Whilst you are all ranting and raving, I'm going to suggest a much more....'worthy' alternative. Watch Funky Forest instead.
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