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We know now a lot about the Danny Boyle directed, Aaron Sorkin written movie, Steve Jobs. We know the cast, we know the structure, but we don’t know what that cast looks like as their real life counterparts. Primarily, Michael Fassbender as Jobs himself. Universal Pictures has yet to release anything official, but some fans […]
- Germain Lussier
Michael C here reporting from an unseasonably warm Park City
John Maclean's Slow West is an ambitious western that falls short of its lofty aspirations because of its thin execution and its dud of a protagonist. The protagonist is 16-year-old Jay Cavendish played by Kodi Smit-McPhee as a naif spectacularly ill-equipped to deal with the dangers of frontier travel in 1870. The voice over from Michael Fassbender's tough guy bounty hunter opens the film with the observation that it's a miracle Cavendish made it as far he did without getting murdered. We in the audience size him up with his innocent doe eyes and his still-waiting-for-puberty physique and we quite agree. He would surely have been doomed had Fassbender's Silas not taken him under his wing as a travel companion.
This all would be a fine dynamic for a film, the weathered cowboy dropping a cold dose of reality »
- Michael C.
The UK's Soda Pictures has picked up Canadian rights to Slow West, the Sundance pic that premiered over the weekend. The debut feature from John Maclean stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn and Caren Pistorius. This is the third British film acquired for Soda's 2015 slate in Canada, a new division of the company that is now part of the wider Thunderbird Films. Set at the end of the 19th century, Slow West follows the story of 16-year-old Jay… »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Title: Slow West Director: John Maclean Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, Rory McCann The Western is an interesting genre, one that historically did not belong entirely to the United States. Stories were usually set there in the American West but often made by non-American filmmakers such as Sergio Leone. This year’s Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition brings a film coproduced by the United Kingdom and New Zealand that sets itself in the West after the Civil War, following a young Scottish boy in search of his true love, who has come to America. This Western is in many ways traditional, full of slow developments and less [ Read More ]
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The man who helped revolutionize the computer world, Steve Jobs, will be played on the big screen by Michael Fassbander.
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The previously at Sony, now at Universal, Steve Jobs biopic (titled Steve Jobs) began principal photography yesterday with Danny Boyle directing and Michael Fassbender starring as the titular Apple co-founder. There’s been much drama around this project for the past few years with actors and directors coming and going. I guess in the end all […]
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Written and Directed by John Maclean
United Kingdom/New Zealand, 2015
After the film finished, writer and director John Maclean acknowledged how surreal it felt to be premiering a western at Sundance of all places. After all, John Ford filmed many of his classics in the state of Utah, making it a sort of mecca of westerns. This however is very different from the traditional western as it is seen through a foreign lens and with a postmodern knowledge. It calls to mind other revisionist westerns from this century such as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Proposition and Red Hill. The plot takes place in 1870 and follows 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who has traveled from Scotland to the American west to find his love, Rose (Caren Pistorius). Accompanying him is a mysterious and formidable drifter, Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender).
Kodi Smit-McPhee already »
- Dylan Griffin
Universal announced yesterday that Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs started principal photography in San Francisco, confirming its cast led by Michael Fassbender. Fassbender stars as the titular character in the film directed by Boyle, which will take place at three product launches. Seth Rogen is indeed playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kate Winslet is playing former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman. »
- Esther Zuckerman
After some turbulent developments in the last few months with studios dropping out and cast members moving aside, it now seems that Danny Boyle’s new Steve Jobs biopic is ready for production, with the main cast finalised yesterday.
The film is written by Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom, The Social Network) based on the biography of Jobs by writer Walter Isaacson, and focuses on three major moments in the life of the Apple man, which include the launch of the Mac, the iPod and NeXT.
Christian Bale and David Fincher were linked to the film when it was being prepped by Sony, is now under the direction of Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and distributed by Universal Pictures. Michael Fassbender (Frank) is the new lead to take on the role of Jobs, as filming begun in the last few days.
- Scott J. Davis
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs — a gigantic game of musical chairs that has seen David Fincher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, and Sony all think differently about their involvement — started filming this week, which means it is now a lot harder for everyone in the cast to quit. Here is the official list of actors who managed to be sitting down when the music stopped: Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as Apple CEO John Sculley, Kate Winslet as Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Michael Stuhlbarg as developer Andy Hertzfeld, and Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's girlfriend Chrisann Brennan. Universal also revealed that the last of the film's three long scenes will take place in 1998, at the Apple product launch that introduced the iMac. Go get those royalty checks, New Radicals. »
- Nate Jones
Steve Jobs will also feature Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's former partner Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg as early Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld.
Universal Pictures said in a statement: "Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre."
The ensemble drama will also feature »
Principal shooting has already begun on Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, with production setting up shop in San Francisco earlier this month, and today, Universal confirmed the full list of casting choices set to portray the film’s leading roles.
As previously reported, the title role will be occupied by X-Men: Days of Future Past star Michael Fassbender — following Christian Bale’s abrupt departure — opposite Seth Rogen, who is on board to play the integral role of co-founder Steve Wozniak. This core cast will be rounded out by Jeff Daniels’ John Sculley, Avie Tevanian, Sarah Snook and Kate Winslet as a former marketing head.
But as previous reports had indicated, Boyle’s Steve Jobs film will place a heavy emphasis on the impact of the visionary’s first daughter, Lisa Brennan, who will be portrayed by Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss at “various stages” of her life. »
- Michael Briers
To mark the occasion, the studio also revealed the official title of the film: “Steve Jobs.” They also released the official logline:
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
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- Joe Otterson
It took a very long time. It switched studios. Stars came and went. Directors signed on and signed off. Now, finally, the Aaron Sorkin-penned film Steve Jobs is actually lensing. Development for the film was tumultuous, perhaps because of the somewhat unique nature of the script, but the stars have finally aligned. That's not all, but long-rumored casting choices have at last been confirmed.
Here's what is now official about Steve Jobs:
Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Fassbender will play the mercurial Apple co-founderAcademy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet will play Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of MacintoshSeth Rogen will play Apple co-founder Steve WozniakFresh off the finale of Sorkin's The Newsroom, Jeff Daniels has signed on to play former Apple CEO John SculleyAcademy Award-winning director Danny Boyle is at the helmIt's filming on-location in San Francisco, where Jobs and Wozniak grew upIt won't be a biopic in the traditional sense. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Universal Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on Steve Jobs. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, HBO’s The Newsroom), working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Source Code), Guymon Casady (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Hope Springs) of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire, Selma). Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet (The Reader, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The investment will be handled through a special purpose vehicle, set up by Alpha Pictures Hong Kong, intended for long-term financing and distribution partnerships covering China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Catchplay will distribute the trio of New Regency pictures in Taiwan. Alpha Pictures Hong Kong will handle rights for China, Hong Kong and Macau.
Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are both based on Ubisoft video games and expected to start shooting this year. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed will star Michael Fassbender, while Splinter Cell stars Tom Hardy and will be directed by Doug Liman.
“Adding the three »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Martin Luther King Jr., is a celebrated American icon. His wife, Coretta, was a beloved American public figure. President Lyndon Johnson was a colorful Texan, and Governor George Wallace was a good ol' boy son of the South from Alabama. In director Ava DuVernay's Best Picture nominee about the 1965 Selma civil-rights march, however, they're portrayed by David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, and Tim Roth, respectively, who share at least one thing in common: They're British. Selma isn't an exception—rather, the Brits seem to be everywhere lately. Last year's Best Picture winner, 12 Years a Slave, about a 19th-century »
- Jeff Labrecque
The game of musical chairs that is the Steve Jobs biopic has finally come to an end (we think).
The Aaron Sorkin-penned project has seen several stars come and go (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale), one high-profile director come and go (David Fincher), and even a studio come and go (Sony gave it up, now it's being made by Universal). The quagmire of a movie became somewhat infamous due to the Sony email hack.
Well, now all is settled. "Steve Jobs" began filming this week, with these actors: Michael Fassbender as Jobs; Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley; and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former Macintosh marketing chief.
The movie is made up of three, long, real-time scenes, the last of which focuses on the 1998 launch of the iMac. At the least, that should prove to be colorful. »
- Kelly Woo
A whole different kind of iMovie! After months of drama, recasting, and leaks — not to mention a competing project that bombed two years ago — the cast for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is finally set. Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday, Jan. 27, that it has found its stars for the film about the iconic Apple cofounder. Michael Fassbender will play the late Jobs in a role that has been notoriously hard to fill. The tech innovator, who died in 2011 at the age of 56, was [...] »
Production is underway in San Francisco on Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, and the studio has announced the full cast for the upcoming movie. Danny Boyle is directing the film from a script by Aaron Sorkin (based on the Walter Isaacson biography Steve Jobs), and it will feature Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as »
- Jesse Giroux
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