The first glimpse of the upcoming biopic based on Steve Jobs—named jOBS—can be seen in a video released by Inside Movies. The movie, starring Ashton Kutcher as a young Steve Jobs, is set to be released on April 9 and is currently airing at the Sundance Festival. The clip shoes the moment when Jobs learns that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak can create a personal computer that can display information on a screen.
While the trailer looks good, not everyone is happy with it. According to Gizmodo, Wozniak said that they “never had such interaction and roles.” Wozniak had talked to Gizmodo through the website’s comment section and revealed some interesting facts.
Wozniak says scene didn't happen like in the movie (image credit: Wikipedia)
According to Wozniak, “Not close…we never had such interaction and roles…I'm not even sure what it's getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer…don't forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn't around and didn't attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future.”
Wozniak later elaborated the birth of the personal computer in an email to Gizmodo: “Totally wrong. Personalities and where the ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs. They inspired me and were widely spoken at the Homebrew Computer Club. Steve came back from Oregon and came to a club meeting and didn't start talking about this great social impact. His idea was to make a $20 PC board and sell it for $40 to help people at the club build the computer I'd given away. Steve came from selling surplus parts at HalTed he always saw a way to make a quick buck off my designs (this was the 5th time). The lofty talk came much further down the line.“
“I never looked like a professional. We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I'm embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better. Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture.”
While the first video released does look good, it would be interesting to see how many deviations from the actual story have been made in the biopic.