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Just under a week after Sony Pictures dropped the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie, Universal Studios has picked it up, according to The Wrap. X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender is also now attached to star as Jobs.

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Universal Pictures has picked up the Steve Jobs biopic less than a week after it was dropped by Sony, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
Sony suddenly dropped the film last Wednesday after it had developed it for two years. One report indicated the studio dropped the movie because of the shooting schedule. Director Danny Boyle wanted to start shooting in January 2015, when Fassbender would be available to shoot. Sony, however, wanted to shoot a little later, which would have clashed with Fassbender's schedule as he was set to shoot X-Men: Apocalypse.

Earlier this month, Christian Bale dropped out of the film despite Sorkin confirming his involvement. Fassbender stepped into the role shortly afterward and actors Jessica Chastain and Seth Rogen have recently emerged as potential cast members, with Rogen possibly playing Steve Wozniak.

The film is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high profile product launches, including NeXT, the debut of the Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod debut in 2001.

Article Link: Universal Studios Picks Up Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie, Michael Fassbender to Star
 

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I'd much rather have an actual documentary detailing the history of Steve Jobs' life.
 
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filmantopia

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I believe there is plenty of room for a great film and unique take on Steve Jobs and am hopeful things come together well for this production from this point.

The recent indie very poorly conceived and executed and 'Pirates' is dated. There is promise and talent behind this project.
 
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diazj3

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So, it seems anything goes in this movie. Sorkin's style sucks big time... this Fassbender guy looks nothing like Steve Jobs... part of the story will be Jobs douchiness when he refused his daughter...

Wow... the greed for making some extra bucks from his early death is toppling any common sense.
 
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Vodka

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Prepare yourself for the overacting hollywood story of a simple man...
 
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cdmoore74

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So, it seems anything goes in this movie. Sorkin's style sucks big time... this Fassbender guy looks nothing like Steve Jobs... part of the story will be Jobs douchiness when he refused his daughter...

Wow... the greed for making some extra bucks from his early death is toppling any common sense.

Pretty sick right? These people are desperately trying so hard to capitalize off his death. When this movie flops I wonder who's next to receive their huge payday? Wasn't the last movie a complete embarrassment?
 
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Swift

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Come on, guys

If you died and hundreds of thousands of people lined up at your stores, burned candles, and then a leading Hollywood writer, director and actors wanted to make a movie about you-- Well, I'd be flattered as hell.

The only immortality is in the minds of your survivors, and when the last survivor with a memory of you goes, it's over. As I spent my last few months of life, I'd like it if I had left something that that cast would be interested in. Of course, he was working with Walter Isaacson on the bio, so he cared about legacy, too.

If some brainless dodo like Mr. Kutcher plays you, pheh. They made it quick and early before they had time for a script.

You can't ever predict if a film will be good or bad. This should be worth watching, though.
 
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Tankmaze

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The film is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high profile product launches, including NeXT, the debut of the Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod debut in 2001.

I just hope they would change the script and not only feature these 3 chapter in steve life's.
 
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NY Guitarist

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So, it seems anything goes in this movie. Sorkin's style sucks big time... this Fassbender guy looks nothing like Steve Jobs... part of the story will be Jobs douchiness when he refused his daughter...

Wow... the greed for making some extra bucks from his early death is toppling any common sense.

Sorkin is an exceptional screenwriter. Fassbender has a resemblance to Jobs which Hollywood hair and makeup build upon to recreate Jobs (to a degree).

It won't be a summer blockbuster. so I'm not seeing the greed factor of which you speak being a huge part of the making of this movie.
 
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minus.toes

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Pretty sick right? These people are desperately trying so hard to capitalize off his death. When this movie flops I wonder who's next to receive their huge payday? Wasn't the last movie a complete embarrassment?

Every movie ever made about a person or tragic event is technically capitalizing on the person or event. Life goes on. If all profits were to go to the Jobs family, you'd be here complaining "the rich keep getting richer."
 
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sportsfrk214

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I've been a huge fan of Michale Fassbender for a while, I think he'll do a good job. For anyone who has seen 12 Years a Slave, you know he can bring a believable intensity to his characters, which I'm guessing will be an important part of the character we see on screen. When Ashton Kutcher got "mad" and "intense" it looked like an actor acting - we'll believe Michael. My only reservation is that he doesn't resemble Steve all that much, but as someone said that's nothing a little hair and makeup can't fix.
 
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skellener

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They really need to drop Rogen. He's just not an actor. Who has he played? He's played Seth Rogen. I just can't see him as Woz. You know who would be a great Woz? The guy who played Morgan on the series "Chuck", Joshua Gomez. He might have to gain a few, but I think he'd pull off a much better Woz than anything Rogen can deliver. I think he'd have a blast with the role.

Joshua Gomez
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C DM

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So, it seems anything goes in this movie. Sorkin's style sucks big time... this Fassbender guy looks nothing like Steve Jobs... part of the story will be Jobs douchiness when he refused his daughter...

Wow... the greed for making some extra bucks from his early death is toppling any common sense.

Seems like you maybe overlooking how movies work.
 
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C DM

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Pretty sick right? These people are desperately trying so hard to capitalize off his death. When this movie flops I wonder who's next to receive their huge payday? Wasn't the last movie a complete embarrassment?

It's called making an interesting movie. Some movies can be better or worse than some other ones. What else is new there? How does one really affect the other necessarily?
 
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JamesPDX

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"You're Producing it Wrong..."

I just hope they would change the script and not only feature these 3 chapter in steve life's.

What would be interesting: Shoot the entire production on several iPhones (including sound: Mics via an Apogee or a Focusrite interface on an iPad...), edit and post ENTIRELY in FCPX and LPX and export the up-res master via Compressor.

That I would pay to see.
 
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BeamWalker

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Fassbender as Jobs seems weird, Rogan as Wozniak is just a big Nono. I hope they reconsider.
 
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BMcCoy

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Whats with all the judging before the movie has even been made, let alone released??

Its not like you would judge a new iphone before it has been released, based upon sketchy rumors....? Oh wait a minute...
 
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