Lights, camera, Apple: Filming starts for new Steve Jobs biopic

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Film crews remade a garage during a childhood home of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Production on a new Jobs film has started in Los Altos, Calif.
James Martin/CNET

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — The garage during Steve Jobs’ childhood home here looks like a outing behind in time.

Cinderblock and timber shelves are pieced together along a walls. Roller skates, a Thermos, an aged opening cleaner and 8-track actor and stereo lay haphazardly about. An announcement for a Braun electric coffee builder hangs on a wall, as does a print featuring Bob Dylan holding a “Get Born” pointer from a film shave featuring a strain “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” And a residence itself has been embellished a beige tone with darker tan trim, resisting with a before lighter exterior.

It could be anybody’s long-forgotten storage space. Or it could be a set of a new Jobs biopic formed on Walter Isaacson’s biography, “Steve Jobs.”

The film, with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and destined by Danny Boyle, has begun sharpened in California. Crew members put a finishing touches on a garage set Friday morning in expectation of sharpened after in a day. The venue, in exhausted Los Altos in a heart of Silicon Valley, also happens to be a tangible garage during Jobs’ childhood home and a plcae where he and partner Steve Wozniak started Apple in 1976.

Inside a Apple garage as Jobs film starts…
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Filming is also set to take place in San Jose and other Silicon Valley venues, as good as Berkeley. The film covers 3 vital product introductions that made Jobs’ life and a association he founded, lost, returned to and altered into one of a many absolute and profitable consumer wiring companies in a world. The scenes will embody a introduction of a Macintosh mechanism in 1984, a phenomenon of a NeXT mechanism in 1988 and a iPod recover in 2001.

Jobs — who spearheaded Apple’s origination of products such as a iPod, iPhone and iPad — was a renouned figure in his decades using a company. Since his genocide from cancer in 2011, seductiveness in him has usually grown. Several books and films have been combined about his life, though maybe no book has been as consummate as Isaacson’s biography. The author conducted hours of interviews with Jobs and his closest friends and co-workers.

The Sorkin film is a second vital Jobs film following a charismatic executive’s death. The prior film — “Jobs,” starring Ashton Kutcher in a lead purpose and Josh Gad as Wozniak — was widely panned and even faced critique from Wozniak.

The much-anticipated film formed on Isaacson’s book has faced a lot of misunderstanding heading adult to production. Sony had been building a film given 2011 when it bought a rights to Isaacson’s certified autobiography shortly after Jobs’ death. But a prolongation association ditched it late final year. Universal Pictures picked it up. David Fincher, who destined Sorkin’s “Social Network,” creatively was slated to approach it, though he also forsaken out. And “Dark Knight” star Christian Bale, who was expel to play Jobs but even carrying to audition, also recently corroborated out of a project.

Michael Fassbender, of “X-Men: First Class” and “12 Years A Slave,” is now slated to play Jobs, while Seth Rogen, of “The Interview” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” is approaching to star as Wozniak. Kate Winslet of “Titanic” and “Divergent” has been expel as an unnamed “female lead” (we’re guessing Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell Jobs), and Jeff Daniels, of “Dumb Dumber” and “The Newsroom,” will play former Apple CEO John Sculley.

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