First 'Steve Jobs' Trailer: Watch Michael Fassbender & Seth Rogen as Apple Co-Founders
The first teaser trailer for the Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs biopic has debuted online. The minute-long video mostly consists of audio from Michael Fassbender's Jobs and Seth Rogen's Steve Wozniak. At one point, Wozniak is heard saying, presumably to Jobs, "You can't write code. You are not an engineer. What do you do?"
Jobs' audio includes the following: "The musicians play the instruments. I play the orchestra... I sat in a garage and invented the future... Artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands."
Image-wise, the clip opens with a shot of the back of Jobs standing onstage looking out at an empty concert hall. People hustle behind him getting ready for an event as he stands still. The blue-tinged image narrows until it becomes the width of a cursor, and the title "steve jobs" is typed out.
At the end of the clip, viewers get brief glimpses of Fassbender as Jobs, wearing the late Apple co-founder's signature black turtleneck and glasses, and Rogen as Wozniak as well as quick shots of Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels' characters. Watch:
Steve Jobs started at Sony where David Fincher was initially attached to direct and Christian Bale was considered to play Jobs. Danny Boyle replaced Fincher, and Fassbender was cast as Jobs after Bale exited the project. Sorkin's script, based on Walter Isaacson's biography, is said to focus on three presentations Jobs gave that defined his life and his role at Apple.
Universal picked up the film after Sony put it in turnaround.
The film -- produced by Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady and Christian Colson -- is set to be released on Oct. 9.
This article was first published by The Hollywood Reporter.