“Jobs” is the name of the biopic based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, a movie financed and produced by Five Star Institute’s Mark Hulme, and acquired by Open Road Films in a service release deal prior to this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where “Jobs” was the closing night film.
The movie about Apple co-founder is now set for an August 16 release in the United States, although it was originally scheduled to launch in April.
The announcement regarding the new release date of the movie was made by Open Road Films on Wednesday, the reason of the delay being strongly related to having more time for marketing, after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Although at Sundance “Jobs” appeared to be liked, there have been many mixed reviews regarding this movie. This is the reason why there have been rumors regarding the fact that Open Road Films preferred to re-edit the film in order to improve the likelihood of more positive reviews, the rumors being confirmed by the delay of its release.
In addition, because it will be released after most summer blockbusters, Sony’s “Elysium” being the last major title on the 9th of August, “Jobs” appears to be having a better chance to succeed and distinguish itself in the marketplace.
Written by Matthew Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern, “Jobs” promises to present the life of the former Apple CEO from 1971 to 2001, describing how he one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time, from a wayward hippie. The Apple co-founder is being played by the well-known Ashton Kutcher, with Josh Gad playing Steve Wozniak.
Although “Jobs” is not the only movie about the Apple co-founder, it can be said that this is the first real biopic based on the life and times of the former Apple CEO since Funny or Die’s iSteve cannot be counted as a serious movie, being a satirical biopic which was apparently quite awful.
Another biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs is apparently in the works, but it is not predicted to be released for at least another year or even two.