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film reviews & musings by Max Lalanne


So what’s up with the two Steve Jobs movies?

Posted by Max Lalanne on May 16, 2012

Yesterday’s news that Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar last year for The Social Network, is adapting Robert Isaacson’ authorized biography of Steve Jobs to the big screen for Sony (I’ll start the line screaming, “ANOTHER OSCAR NOMINATION!!!” right here), really starts to propulse the eventual film into that oh-look-two-Steve-Jobs-movies-which-one-is-better-hmm comparison road. Sort of the same one that earlier this year, Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman were speeding along, but of course in a more refined and insider sort of way.

Look at it this way – Ashton Kutcher is starring (with uncanny resemblance, I should add) as the Apple visionary in the tentatively titled Jobs: Get Inspired, the other biopic also starring Book of Mormon‘s Josh Gad, directed by unknown Joshua Michael Stern, and produced by Texas businessman Mark Hulme. To be released next year, apparently. On the other hand, you have Sorkin, a best-selling book, and a lot of Oscar pedigree and whatnot. Sure, no director or actor announced yet, but you can be sure it’s gonna be a good cast and crew handling Sorkin’s latest baby.

So which Steve Jobs movie do you think holds the most promise, for now? Sound off in the comments below.


2 Responses to “So what’s up with the two Steve Jobs movies?”

  1. I’m kinda interested in what the Josh Gad film will be like. Smaller movies can surprise you. And I hate how 2 similar films come out at the same time…always! Like Armageddon and Deep Impact, The Prestige and The Illusionist, Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached and the latest snow white movies. You just end up comparing the two like you said.

    • A good and funny thing is that folks stopped comparing Mirror, Mirror to Snow White and the Huntsman after the former went out…because it ended up being a completely different film, and probably because they sincerely wish the latter will be better! Interesting to see if that’ll happen with these Steve Jobs movies.

      Cheers for commenting!

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