Netflix the online media streaming service is now offering to stream “Jobs”, the biographic movie based on Steve Jobs, founder and visionary behind the Cupertino tech giant Apple Inc., and starring Ashton Kutcher, who portrayed the character of Steve Jobs for the silver screen. The film will be available for free for Netflix customers who are using the company’s unlimited streaming plan.
The life and times of Steve Jobs is a pretty interesting story, we’re still very much enthused by the prospect of the upcoming Sony Pictures movie, based heavily upon the Isaacson biog. No less, of course, because scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin, of The Social Network fame, has a credible track record for turning tech stories into Hollywood blockbusters, and as the search for an actor to play Jobs continues, Christian Bale has emerged as a front-runner.
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.