Now I’m not the greatest fan of Apple (I’m not going to get into a debate/rant over why but I thought I’d set that clear first), however there is no questioning the changes it has brought to the world of technology and media. After the tragic passing of the company’s co-founder in October 2011, the chances of a film being made about his astonishing life rose from slim to certainty. Set in the year period of 1971 – 2000, the film chronicles the career of Steve Jobs and his co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak; played by Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad respectively. Little has been revealed of the film; however we now have a new clip to go alongside the teaser trailer.
We see a young Jobs, played by a convincing Kutcher, urging Wozniak to join him and develop his idea for a home computer to a level in which everyone can enjoy its technology, not just for himself but for the world. Adamant of the success he thinks the computer will be able to achieve (and oh boy was it a success) not just financially but creatively, he persuades the sceptic Wozniak who feels no one other than ‘computer nerds’ will buy or even need a computer, to invest with him by replying ‘How does somebody know what they want if they’ve never even seen it?’. Kutcher completely commands the scene with his certainty. He’s come a long way from the likes of Dude, Where’s My Car? hasn’t he.
And with that the clip is over, though the film has certainly peaked my interest. Much like 2010’s The Social Network by David Fincher, this looks to be a marvellous insight into the development of arguably the greatest creation of the 20th century. The film is set to be released theatrically in April.