After the death of Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic at Sony last year, it seemed the ambitious three-scene project would never again see the light of day. Then a miracle happened — Universal took on the film, director Danny Boyle stuck with it, and Michael Fassbender took on the titular role formerly vacated by Christian Bale. We briefly saw what Fassbender’s take on the Apple founder would look like in some blurry set photos, but now the first official teaser trailer for Steve Jobs has arrived.
The teaser premiered on YouTube on Sunday:
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
An already well known aspect of the film is the fact that it consists of three long, dialogue-heavy scenes rife with Sorkin’s penchant for conversation. There’s no major set pieces, no “big first moments,” or anything of the like — just three scenes with Fassbender’s Jobs at the center and a product release in the backdrop.
Do you smell that? Smells like…the Oscars.