Steve Jobs gets dramatic in first full-length trailer

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"If you send me back the iPhone prototype, that'll be the end of it. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."
Photo: Universal Pictures

Six weeks after we saw our first teaser trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Universal has released the first full-length trailer for the movie, showing Michael Fassbender as Apple’s co-founder and former CEO. And boy is it dramatic!

Check it out below.

Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting), written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), and based on the gajillion-selling Walter Isaacson biography, the movie hits U.S. theaters October 9.

It consists of three acts, taking place backstage during iconic Jobs keynotes, although flashbacks will be used to recount stories from Jobs’ past. What to we make of it so far? Aside from the fact that Fassbender still doesn’t look a whole lot like Steve Jobs, the trailer is certainly… dramatic.

Given that Hollywood has a tendency to edit virtually every movie trailer like it’s a summer blockbuster, it’s hard to read too much into it — although lines like, “If a fire causes a stampede to the unmarked exits, it’ll have been well worth it for those who survive” do make me a bit apprehensive.

Given that Sorkin is one of my favorite screenwriters, hopefully that fear is misplaced — but from the look of things, there’s likely to be no shortage of dramatic beats here.

What do you think? Leave comments below.

Via: The Verge