Universal Pictures just released the first full trailer for Steve Jobs, the film based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, and it looks like it contains all the hallmarks of an Aaron Sorkin project.
Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder. Although he looks much less like Jobs than Ashton Kutcher did in the 2013 film Jobs, it seems Fassbender delivers on the presence and charisma that's appropriate for the role. Steve Jobs also features Seth Rogen as fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Jeff Daniels, following up his starring role in the Sorkin TV series The Newsroom; and Kate Winslet.
Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), and if the trailer is any indication, the film will bring his kinetic, quick-cut style to the fore. The trailer is also full of Sorkin trademarks like fast-paced banter and witty retorts, if not any "Sorkinisms" per se.
Sorkin said previously that Steve Jobs shifts back and forth between backstage scenes at three major product announcements during Jobs' career at Apple: the Macintosh, the NeXT and the iMac.
Steve Jobs hits theaters Oct. 9.