Filming for the upcoming Steve Jobs moving got underway yesterday at the San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for a major scene in the movie where Steve Jobs unveils the NeXT computer in October 1988.
The set was crowded as hundreds of people arrived to be extras in the picture, and Danny Boyle’s production crew tried to make the scene as authentic-looking as possible. They even put up fake NeXT posters around the opera house, showing Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs posing with the NeXT cube.
Fassbender was also spotted in his Steve Jobs costume by Instagram user raqu3l (first spotted by MacRumors), who posted a pic of the actor in a white button-down shirt and dress pants stepping out of a Mercedes.
The 1989 NeXT unveiling actually took place at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, right across the street from the opera house. The event was a huge coming out event for Jobs, who had left Apple three years earlier and shied away from the public spotlight.
Aaron Sorkin’s film was finally given an official release date of October 9 last month. Along with Fassbender as Jobs, the movie boasts a cast that includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.