Obviously, everybody expected the movie industry to release a blockbuster after Steve Jobs’ life. There’s no surprise there, except that we imagined that would have happened sooner. But there’s breaking news to be considered: stunning Ashton Kutcher will play charismatic Steve Jobs in the new blockbuster indie biopic.
To be fair, between Steve Jobs and Ashton Kutcher there aren’t many common traits. In fact, apart from Ashton playing Walden Schmidt, billionaire technology mogul in the highly acclaimed “Two And A Half Men”, there’s not much to link these two celebrities.
At the same time, Ashton Kutcher isn’t exactly the guy to play serious parts, so we could only expect the movie to actually focus more on Steve Jobs’ hippie like life back when he was still a young man enjoying the forbidden thrills of life. For that, Kutcher’s previous experience in “That ‘70s Show” or “Dude, Where’s My Car?” will be tremendously helpful.
The upcoming blockbuster is ruled to be an indie biopic and is already called simple: “Jobs”. The movie is obviously based on the life of Steve Jobs, co-founder of the highly successful Apple, and is written by Matt Whiteley.
Joshua Michael Stern takes the lead as director with quite a small track record in the directing business. So far he has only three movie titles in the director category, featuring “Neverwas” (2005), “Swing Vote” (2008) and “Carnaval” (2012).
If as an Apple fan you find yourself disappointed with what the indie biopic “Jobs” has to offer, don’t worry. Sony is working on its own biopic based on Steve Jobs’ life and chances are it will be a mega production, with billions of dollars, drama, a love story and obviously the ascension for power and success and the IT genius’ struggle with cancer.
Sony has already bought the film rights for the authorized biography written by Walter Isaacson. Most probably, as mega productions often do, Sony will take full advantage of the one year mark anniversary since Steve Jobs’ passing away on October 5th 2011.
Perhaps Apple and Sony are going to join forces and squeeze everything they can from the story, with the Silicon Valley based company putting on sale a new – new iPad or the next generation of iPhone.