The anticipation is building to extreme levels for the upcoming biopic, JOBS, about co-founder and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and sidekick Steve Wozniak. The two characters are played by Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, respectively, and for the first time, we get to see the two of them in action, thanks to the very first clip from the movie that was released today.
Entertainment Tonight released the clip today, and it’s a one-minute segment from the movie that shows Jobs and Wozniak in a heated debate. In the clip, Jobs is talking about the operating system that Wozniak created, and while Jobs is certain that the operating system will be a big hit among the general public, Wozniak isn’t so sure and needs convincing.
What’s perhaps the most profound segment of the one-minute clip is the last few moments when Wozniak tells Jobs that “nobody wants to buy a computer,” but Jobs retorts back, “How does somebody know what they want if they’ve never even seen it?” It’s some pretty powerful stuff, and we can’t wait to see some other clips from the movie that will hopefully be released sometime before the movie’s official launch.
UPDATE: Steve Wozniak himself responded to the one-minute clip from JOBS and said that the interaction in the clip was “totally wrong,” according to a response posted on Gizmodo. While the clip portrays Woz as not being confident in the new operating system, it was actually quite the contrary, and Woz even said he was “embarrassed” by the clip, “but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better.” He suggests that anyone wanting a clearer picture can read his autobiography, iWoz.
In related news, it looks like the production team behind the movie has made some slight changes to the title of the film. The creators have changed the title from “jOBS” to “JOBS,” changing the lowercase “j” to uppercase, making the whole title all caps. The movie’s official website, Twitter account, and Facebook page have all reflected the change. JOBS will be premiering this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, and will see a theatrical release on April 19.