Steve Jobs is speeding toward its October 9th release date, and the movie's second trailer has just been released. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, the trailer pays special attention to the disconnect between Jobs' visionary success as a creator and his failings as a husband, father, and friend. Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, and Jeff Daniels all appear throughout the trailer, and Fassbender is captivating as the titular icon, even in just a few minutes of screen time.
The movie's first teaser trailer was released in May, and a full-length trailer followed that up in June. Sorkin adapted its script from Walter Isaacson's lauded 2011 Jobs biography and interviews with Jobs' contemporaries and associates. Its development wasn't exactly seamless: Sony and David Fincher were originally attached to the movie before it was shifted to Universal at the end of 2014, and almost every major actor in Hollywood was rumored to play Jobs before Fassbender nabbed the role. It doesn't seem like the movie's complicated gestation has affected its ultimate quality; to hear none other than Steve Wozniak tell it, "I felt like I was watching Steve Jobs." Steve Jobs will be playing at limited theatres on October 9th and everywhere on October 23rd.