Jony Ive might not have any interest in seeing the Aaron Sorkin penned Steve Jobs biopic, but it’s a safe bet that the upcoming film will attract a lot of interest once it opens up to a widespread release later this month. In an effort to keep the hype train going, Universal Pictures yesterday put out yet another tantalizing clip from the film
Starring Seth Rogan as Woz, the clip below features Woz flat-out questioning just what in the world Steve Jobs does. Taking umbrage with Jobs’ condescension, Rogan goes off on Jobs and calls into question the skills, if any, he brings to the table. Not missing a beat, Jobs calmly fires back: “I play the orchestra. And you’re a good musician. You sit right there, you’re the best in your row.”
In an effort to further illustrate Jobs’ penchant for condescension, Jobs tries to calm down an exasperated Woz with this gem: “You’re going to have a stroke little buddy.”
As expected, the excerpts we’ve seen of the film thus far suggest that the Steve Jobs biopic we’ll be fully stocked with Sorkin’s unique brand of fast-paced and engaging dialogue.
As a final point of interest, the Jobs biopic won’t be a traditional biography chronicling Jobs’ life from birth all the way up to his passing. On the contrary, the bulk of the film will consist of just three scenes that will feature Jobs backstage as he prepares to introduce three iconic products, the original Macintosh, the NeXT Cube, and the iMac. Each of these products, of course, represent integral parts of Jobs’ professional career. The original Mac cemented Jobs’ place as a visionary while the NeXT Cube represents Jobs’ exile from the company he co-founded. In turn, the lessons Jobs learned while at NeXT were instrumental in setting the stage for his ultimate and triumphant return to Apple whereupon he helped restore faith in and excitement at Apple with the introduction of the Bondi Blue iMac.