Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic delayed

Macworld Australia Staff
18 March, 2013
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jOBS, a film examining the life of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and starring Ashton Kutcher, has been delayed for an unknown period of time to increase the film’s marketing push, according to reports.

A report from The Hollywood Reporter claims the producers of the film, which was initially scheduled for a April 19 release in the US, have decided to push back the general public release to accommodate “more time to market the film”.

The film follows Steve Jobs’ rise from college to the successful CEO of Apple, and stars Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak.

Fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was critical of jOBS, after seeing the film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January.

Contacted by The Verge the next day, Wozniak revealed that he had been approached about contributing to jOBS, but had decided to help with Sony’s Steve Jobs film instead.

“I was approached early on [for jOBS],” Wozniak told The Verge. “I read a script as far as I could stomach it and felt it was crap. The Sony people got in contact with me too and in the end I went with them.

“The early script did things like promote drugs in ways that were as foreign as the clip I saw. For example, it would have Jobs offering me drugs,” Wozniak said, though The Verge notes that this interaction was not shown in the final version of the film.

“I never saw Jobs do drugs nor had any offers from him. If we ever discussed drugs, he would have known that I didn’t do them but that I basically approved of them and hung around with friends who did them (in college) so he wouldn’t have felt awkward talking about them with me. Frankly, we talked about our jobs and technology and things.”

The Australian release date is also currently unknown.



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