The teaser trailer for the Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin written Steve Jobs was a minute of pure tension (and almost no other content) leading up to the reveal of Michael Fassbender’s face as Apple cofounder, chairman and CEO Steve Jobs. Now that the face has indeed been revealed, the face is able to bask — in the just-released first full trailer — in all its different Jobsian hairdos, each demarcating the passage of Jobsian time (the movie spans 16 years across three 30-minute scenes).
The selected three moments of Jobs’ life are, tellingly, the launches of three products; the last one the film covers is the unveiling of the iMac in 1998. And across these key moments in Jobs’ career — which the film looks to posit, especially in its flashback coverage of his strained relationship with his daughter, is synonymous with his life — Fassbender gets plenty of opportunity to dramatize Jobs’ capitalist ferocity in heated scenes with coworkers played by Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.
Here’s the official synopsis (via /Film):
Steve Jobs 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 and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
Watch the trailer, which makes workplace tension look more thrilling and carnal than most things you’d see in any action movie: