Aaron Sorkin has been talking about his screenplay about Steve Jobs’ life for several years, and it’s had a bumpy path to production — but now we’ve finally got some official footage, with Universal Studios releasing the first trailer.
Granted, the footage is still pretty limited, but the trailer does show Michael Fassbender in the main role, and we get to hear hear multiple actors tell Fassbender/Jobs what a genius/jerk he is. In that respect, it feels pretty similar to the trailers for Sorkin’s last cinematic depiction of the tech world, The Social Network. (For my money, The Social Network turned out to be a lot more fun that the marketing had suggested — hopefully that’ll be true here, too.)
In addition to Fassbender, the film will also feature Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as John Sculley and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman. Steve Jobs was directed by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Danny Boyle, it’s based on Walter Isaacson’s biography and it’s scheduled for release on October 9.