Since Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away in October 2011, it was only a matter of time until a movie based upon his iconic and colourful life went into production. There are in fact two.
Hollywood actor Aston Kutcher stars in 'Jobs', a fairly low budget film without the big name writers and director you'd expect. Documenting 29 years of Jobs' life, with scenes set at university and in the garage where Apple began. Kutcher has been spotted recently looking almost identical to an 80s Jobs, with pictures put online via the Twitter accounts of university students at Loyola Marymount Univesity in LA, where scenes are being filmed.
The film focuses on the years between 1971 and 2000 and documents the beginning of Apple as well as Jobs' personality - including his experimentation with drugs.
It's been debated whether Kutcher is right for the role, appearing previously in films met with poor critical reviews such as The Butterfly Effect, as well as lighthearted roles in Dude, Where's My Car? and What Happens In Vegas. Jobs had a notoriously complex personality and whilst the afore-mentioned films don't necessarily suggest merit as an actor, Kutcher thinks that the role of Steve Jobs was “meant for him”, according to the film’s producer Mark Hulme. Hulme claims Kutcher said he will “prove to the world that this is the right part for him.”
The other biopic is being written by writer of The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin, and funded by Sony Pictures who immediately bought the rights to Walter Isaacson's best-selling Steve Jobs biography last year.