Forget the Ashton Kutcher TV movie, you can watch the real Steve Jobs in the cinema (if you live in the US or Canada). Bob Cringely has announced that Steve Jobs – The Lost Interview has been “restored literally with rocket science” and will be will be shown in cinemas.
Cringely interviewed Jobs when he was making the TV series Triumph of the Nerds in 1995. An hour of footage was recorded but only a small part of it was used. The VHS tape that held the rest of the interview was thought lost until it turned up in the series director’s garage.
“Now, cleaned up with modern technology, and put into context by Cringely, the entire interview will be screened in Landmark Theatres,” says the synopsis on Magnolia Pictures website.
“During the interview, Jobs was at his charismatic best – witty, outspoken, visionary,” reads the description. The interviews took place 10 years after Jobs left Apple, while Jobs was running NeXT.
“It is an interview that reveals the burning passion of Steve Jobs, a passion that would go on to give us the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. As a tribute to an amazing man, Landmark is proud to be screening Steve Jobs – the Lost Interview.”
There are also plans to make the film available via video on demand, DVD and online distribution. And International distribution is coming too, claims Cringely.