Steve Jobs was one of the most influential persons of our time. He died in 2011 and left behind a world changing legacy. If you’re reading this article on your Apple iPad, iPhone or Macbook Pro or listening to music on your iPod while you’re reading this you are using technology that was inspired by him. Great news for Apple product fans and technology buffs is that there is a Steve Jobs biopic coming to the silver screen later in 2013. The film is entitled JOBS and promises to be one of the best dramas of the year.
Steve Jobs was born in 1955 and adopted at birth. He developed a technical tinkering hobby at an early age (thanks to his adopted father) and learned to read before he started going to school (thanks to his adopted mother). He befriended Steve Wozniak while he was in high school. He started attending Reed college in Oregon in 1972, but dropped out after only six months. Jobs continued to drop in on creative courses for the next 18 months though. The calligraphy course he dropped in on later inspired the multiple typefaces and proportionally spaced fonts on the Mac. Eventually he co-founded Apple Computer Company with Steve Wozniak in 1976 and as they say “the rest is history”.
JOBS promises to give you insight into Steve Jobs’ life and to inspire you to achieve great things. This biographical drama will feature appearances by Ashton Kusher (Steve Jobs), Josh Gad (Steve Wozniak), Ahna O’Reilly, Dermot Mulroney, veteran Hollywood actor Matthew Modine, J. K. Simmons and Lukas Haas. JOBS was already selected as the film to close the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. No release date has been set for South African audiences yet, but keep an eye open for updates from Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro.
It looks like JOBS is going to be an awesome film, check out the trailer below if you’re curious about it:
So, what do you think? Are you giving JOBS a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Feedback is appreciated and welcome.
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