Steve Jobs Faces the Burdens of His Own Ambition in New Trailer for Danny Boyle’s Biopic


The second trailer for Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic (Steve Jobs) was released earlier today, two weeks after the film debuted to positive reviews at the Telluride Film Festival.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wasn’t a complete fan of the first trailer, released back in July, due to “inaccuracies” of fabricated conversations that play in the opening seconds, and what he felt was an exaggerated, tyrannical and unlikeable portrayal of Jobs.

The new trailer, however, shifts the portrayal — to an extent. It opens with a conversation between Jobs and former-Apple CEO John Sculley (played by Jeff Daniels), and focuses more on Jobs buckling under the pressure of his ambition and vision. This evoked both in the trailer’s stylized editing (a screen wipe slowly closes in on the footage and transitions into a blinking cursor) and score (a sparse intro gradually intensifying).

Steve Jobs will be released on October 23, 2015 (with a limited release in NY and LA on October 3).