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Michael Fassbender is Steve Jobs in this new teaser

The second Steve Jobs biopic hit a rough patch last year when Christian Bale, who had signed on to play the Apple co-founder, left the project.

Matters were made even more complicated when Sony decided to drop the film.

Thankfully, Universal Pictures picked it up shortly after and has now given us a teaser of what to expect from the movie, which will hit cinemas on Oct 9.

 

 

We already know that this film will take place backstage at three iconic Apple product launches and conclude with the presentation of the iMac, but how else will the second Steve Jobs film differ from the first?

Let's take a look.

 


The man playing Steve Jobs


For starters, Michael Fassbender is putting on Jobs' iconic turtleneck and spectacles this time round.

In terms of looks, Ashton Kutcher, who played Jobs in 2013, is the clear winner.

The Two and a Half Men actor made audiences look twice when he stepped out as the former Apple CEO.

He had an almost uncanny resemblance to the man he was playing.

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Here's Michael Fassbender as Jobs.

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Fassbender ranks second here but he's the more accomplished actor.

The 38-year-old has played X-Men villain Magneto, a British Lieutenant in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and a slave owner in 12 Years a Slave, a role that earned him an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor.

He's fast becoming one of Hollywood's most versatile actors and is set to take on the lead role in the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie.

On the other hand, Kutcher has racked up mainly...Teen Choice Awards for Punk'd, Valentine's Day and No Strings Attached.

 


Directing and writing


Jobs (2013) was torn apart by critics and received a mere 27% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Critics agreed that it lacked depth for a film about a complex figure.

But with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle on board as the film's director, Steve Jobs (2015) looks more likely to reel in awards than to draw the ire of critics.

Boyle won the Academy Award for Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire and later went on to direct 127 Hours, which was nominated for six Oscars.

As for the film's script, this isn't the first time writer Aaron Sorkin has penned a script for a biopic.

Projects under his belt include The Social Network, the film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg, and Moneyball,

 


Approval from those being portrayed


Critics weren't the only ones who were displeased with Jobs (2013).

It alienated the very people it was trying to portray.

Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder, was very critical of the film.

In an interview with Bloomberg, he said: "There were a lot of things wrong...I didn't like seeing a lot of people I know not get the respect they deserve."

However, Wozniak seems to be confident that the actor playing him will do a good job in the upcoming movie.

When BBC asked him how he felt about being played by Seth Rogen, he said: "He's an accomplished actor, he's played a lot of roles. I think he's going to do very well playing me."

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It's always a huge bonus to have the support of the people whose stories you're telling and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs couldn't have asked for a better one than Steve Wozniak himself.

Sources: BBC, Techcrunch.com, Rotten Tomatoes

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