Michael Fassbender is All About What's NeXT on this 'Steve Jobs' Poster

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 07:53 Written by  iamrogue
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Michael Fassbender is All About What's NeXT on this 'Steve Jobs' Poster

Set photos have already revealed Michael Fassbender in character as Steve Jobs in the appropriately titled Steve Jobs, but today we've got something a little more novel:

A poster, apparently from the set, recreating a 1997 poster on which the Apple co-founder shills for the NeXT.

The last Jobs wasn't actually a part of Apple when he released the NeXT, a pretty high-profile boondoggle that nonetheless ended up being influential to the future of computing, particularly in the interface department.

Unlike your average biopic, Steve Jobs is divided into three distinct episodes of the venerated tech billionaire's life, each a sort of behind the scenes drama that's illustrative of that stage in his career and personal life.

"There will be no time cuts," he said. "Each of these three scenes is going to take place before a product launch—backstage before a product launch," screenwriter Aaron Sorkin told The Daily Beast way, way back in 2012. "The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT (after he had left Apple), and the third one being the iPod."

This photo, which is here thanks to Instagrammer @seannug, comes from the second stretch of Steve Jobs.  It is not, as far as we can tell, an actual poster promoting the October 9th release.  Instead, it seems to be a bit of set decoration from the film, which has done plenty of location shooting in and around Cupertino, where Apple is headquartered.


Fassbender, who landed the Steve Jobs gig after both Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio considered playing Jobs, is doing the heavy lifting in Steve Jobs, obviously, but the film has an A-list supporting cast as well.  Seth Rogen plays Mac co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, an Apple marketing executive, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-wife and mother of his daughter, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Herzfeld, a member of the Apple development team.

Jobs's daughter, Lisa Brennan, whom Sorkin has said is basically the second lead of the movie, is played at different stages of her life by Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Mackenzie Moss.

Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director behind films as wildly different as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later..., Trance, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and Sunshine.


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