Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs had the right amount of charisma, intelligence, business acumen, leadership and ruthlessness to succeed at the highest level. With Apple currently riding on a huge high and having some of the most popular consumer electronic products the world has ever seen, his success speaks for itself, so does his legacy.
Film’s producer Mark Hulme of Five Star Institute spoke to Neowin about the film.
Joshua Michael Stern is known for directing the comedy Swing Vote. Why was he picked to direct Jobs?
We wanted a director who could not only buy into and execute our vision for the film but could also work within our framework as an independent film company. After several meetings with Josh we were confident we had found both a brilliant and collaborative director. As an experienced writer and director Josh has a masterful understanding of the process of film making.
Kutcher is pouring himself into the role of Steve Jobs before filming of the movie entitled, ‘Jobs’, begins next month. He’s letting his hair grow out. I understand he’s canceled all meetings and actually canceled all other projects,” said producer Mark Hulme, whose newly formed Five Star Feature Films is the sole investor behind ‘Jobs’. “He believes the role was meant for him.”
According to a report, Ashton Kutcher is set to play Steve Jobs in an Indie film about the highly influential technology entrepreneur. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern – with a script authored by Matt Whiteley – the film will depict Jobs throughout his life as he rapidly ascended from just another 60′s ‘hippie’ participating in the counterculture movement to one of the biggest figures in technology and country’s greatest creative minds.
Dag Kittlaus, one of the co-founders of Siri, reveals that Steve Jobs didn’t originally like the name during a speech about entrepreneurship, start-up culture, and the accelerating pace of technological advancements at Technori Pitch, reports NetworkWorld.
Through his incredible vision and drive, Steve Jobs forged together what is today the most valuable company in the world, and, along the way, he revolutionized many industries and facets of how we live. And, for his many accomplishments, his name is often synonymous with the words “entrepreneur” and “visionary”. So, it should come as no surprise that he was rightfully named the #1 entrepreneur of our time in a list put together by Fortune.
Yes, you read the article title correctly. Rather bizarrely, a company called GRAPHISOFT which is a part of the Munich based Nemetschek Group has commissioned and erected a bronze statue of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in Budapest. For those who don’t know (which I believe may be most of us in this instance) GRAPHISOFT are a developer of virtual building solutions and have operations rooted firmly in the United States, Germany and Japan but also operate throughout the world in smaller often neglected markets.
Apple co-founder and visionary CEO Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56. Apple issued the following statement on their website:
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
The following statement was issued by Apple’s board of directors (via AllthingsD):
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
He will be truly missed. Our hearts go out to his family. Rest in peace.
PCMag reports that Steve Jobs’ eagerly awaited official biography titled Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson will include details about his resignation as Apple’s CEO yesterday.
According to PCMag, there will be no change in the release date of the book. So it will be available for download and shipping from November 21st this year, releasing nearly 3 months before its previously announced March 2012 launch date.