Danny Boyle may have lost his leading man of choice for the role of Steve Jobs in his upcoming biopic, but the Slumdog Millionaire director isn't ready to give up. Just a day after word surfaced that Christian Bale would no longer be playing Apple's visionary but bad-tempered co-founder, news came in from Variety that Michael Fassbender, best known for playing Magneto, was already in talks to take over the role.
Last month we reported that David Fincher, the director behind such memorable films as Fight Club and The Social Network, is in talks to direct a Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's acclaimed biography. Apparently those talks are still ongoing, although now Fincher claims he'll only direct the film if acclaimed actor Christian Bales performs in the lead role.
Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic may have flopped, but that hasn't deterred others from attempting to make a definitive film based on the life of the former Apple CEO and co-founder. Judging from the names involved, it's possible this new effort could be Oscar material. We've already heard about acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's involvement in the project, and now word has come in from The Hollywood Reporter that David Fincher of The Social Network fame is in talks to direct it.
Movies take us on wonderful journeys without ever leaving our seats. Together, they comprise a business worth billions of dollars, and we sure do love to watch them — be it in the cinema, on a bus, or in the comfort of our own home. And for anyone who wants to engage with the medium just a little deeper, there’s a multitude of resources available, whether it’s trivia, biographies, recommendations, videos, photos, reviews, analyses, and more. Naturally, iOS gets its share of the action, with dozens of great apps that let you learn more about films, catalog your personal collection, check showtimes, discover the classics you missed, or even watch a thing or two. Here are 10 of the best such options for film aficionados.
Many people consider the electric glow of a smartphone or tablet screen during a movie an intolerable annoyance, but Apple seems to be actively encouraging it with the upcoming release of The Little Mermaid: Second Screen Live. As reported by /Film (via MacRumors), viewers of the upcoming feature will be able to interact with the film through an iPad app that lets them sing along with the show, play games, and somehow interact with the characters.
So it's Friday, and I'm sure some of you are really looking forward to watching Ashton Kutcher's new biopic about Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, it appears as though you might want to think twice about rushing out to the theater and seeing it, as the reviews are in and most aren't pretty.
The first full-length trailer for Ashton Kutcher's full-length biopic of Steve Jobs hit YouTube today, revealing key moments from Jobs' early life that even the most casual Apple fan may be familiar with. That, and it serves as a reminder that the entire movie seems based around the idea that bearded Kutcher is a dead ringer for young Jobs.