For several years now, filmmaker Danny Boyle has found himself at the awards season table. The surprise hit “Slumdog Millionaire” swept the Oscars in 2008, and he was back at it with James Franco in 2010’s “127 Hours.” Boyle took a break from serious drama in 2013 with the twisty heist/hypnotism caper “Trance.” That movie was originally set to star Michael Fassbender, but the actor dropped out. But it didn’t take long for him to reteam with Boyle, and he now leads the awards-bait drama with “Steve Jobs.”
The project does, however, come with baggage. Produced by Mark Gordon and Scott Rudin among others, the movie was written by Aaron Sorkin and set up at Sony, and was seemingly all set to be helmed by David Fincher in what would have been a reunion of the creative team that brought you the award-winning “The Social Network.” That iteration fell apart, and as revealed in the dirty laundry aired by the Sony leaks, we may never see that team collaborate again. The good news is that Universal picked up “Steve Jobs,” found new actors and a director in Fassbender and Boyle, and put the film into quick play for the 2015 Oscar race. Here’s the synopsis:
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Co-starring Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg, “Steve Jobs” is due in theaters on October 9th. We’ve seen a quick teaser trailer before, but Uni has now released the official full trailer in all of its two minute and forty one second glory. Watch it below and let us know what you think.