Independent Steve Jobs Biopic ‘jOBS’ Loses Momentum and Release Date Following Criticism
As our readers will surely be aware the Gadget Helpline has been keeping a sideways glance on news of the independent Steve Jobs biopic titled simply ‘jOBS’. We’ve been interested and eager to see how typically comedic actor and uncanny Jobs look-alike Ashton Kutcher portrays the enigmatic late entrepeneur and Co-Founder / CEO of Apple Inc. in director Josh Stern’s movie version of his life eventful life.
Sadly today we found out that jOBS, which was originally slated to debut in April has now been postponed following the mixed reactions it received when the flick screened at the Sundance film festival in January. Of those few who had seen it took to Twitter to voice some displeasures regarding Kutcher’s role dealing a blow to much of the buzz for the film and this was not helped by Steve Jobs’ former partner in the formation of Apple, Steve Wozniak not approving of both Kutcher as the Co-Founder and Josh Gad’s appearance as himself.
We liked what we saw of both portrayals when an early clip was released in January featuring Kutcher and Gad as a young Jobs and Wozniak arguing over who would buy a computer should they ever make one. The company they founded would indeed find great success and go on to create the Macintosh range of computers up to modern gadgets we all know and love such as the iPhone and iPad.
The jOBS movie, if and when released will cover a thirty year period of Steve Jobs’ life from 1971 to 2000. Another movie which will be a high budget offering will be based on the Walter Isaacson biography book ‘Steve Jobs’ and is set to release later in 2013 adapted by Adam Sorkin, writer of ‘The Social Network’.