It was actually a pretty solid weekend at the box office for movies that weren’t brand new. If your movie was playing in its second, third, or even fourth week, you were fine. If your movie was a new release, you were in for a rough couple of days. While the The Martian, Goosebumps, and more showcased impressive legs, a huge batch of other movies faltered this weekend. At least five major releases fell flat on their faces.
The success of Hotel Transylvania 2 proved that family-friendly horror-themed movies stand to make a whole bunch of cash when released in the vicinity of Halloween. Now, Goosebumps is here to ensure that we’ll be getting slightly scary kids’ movies every October for the foreseeable future. The adaptation of the popular book series opened at number one, riding a wave of nostalgia and family appeal to a very strong start, beating out some pretty serious competition.
Before Michael Fassbender was cast as Steve Jobs, the biopic went down a long and complicated road in pre-production. Directors (including David Fincher) were offered the job and passed. Actors (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, among them) were offered the title role and passed. With an Aaron Sorkin script we now know is very, very good, it’s surprising that so many talented people declined to participate in the movie. But, we now have an idea why these people decided to pass on Steve Jobs and it has nothing to do with the quality of the film.
We weren’t sure what to think about Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic after the first trailer. Yes, it seemed dramatic and fascinating, but also highlighted a performance by Michael Fassbender as the former Apple CEO that didn’t really look or sound at all like Steve Jobs. Could the film overcome that hurdle? After the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews — specifically calling out Fassbender’s “enthralling” and “stunning” — it may be time to fully buy in to this project. If you’re left doubting, a brand new trailer has arrived to help convince you.
The first trailer for the new Steve Jobs biopic (titled Steve Jobs) didn’t show much from the film, specifically Michael Fassbender’s performance as that late Apple head. Today, a new trailer has been released that gives us a much better look into the film (and the life of Steve Jobs) and that’s both a great thing, and a not-so-great thing.
All right, so Steve Jobs has nothing to do with Jobs, the Ashton Kutcher biopic about late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs — except for the fake that they’re about the same person. The twist, supposedly, for this new Jobs biopic, which is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, is that the whole film is set at and around three different Apple product launches. (Kutcher’s version featured a more traditional biopic structure).
Christian Bale has abruptly pulled out of Danny Boyle's planned Steve Jobs biopic, just two weeks after entering discussions with Sony Pictures and Boyle over playing the iconic Apple CEO. Though Bale hadn't officially signed for the part (and hadn't even begun contract negotiations), his participation was considered a near certainly and his unexpected departure is another casting blow for the project, which already had Leonardo DiCaprio turn down the starring role.
With David Fincher and Christian Bale out of the running for the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic, it seems that Sony is now looking to have Danny Boyle direct the film, and he's approached Leonardo DiCaprio to star.
In a move that really shouldn't surprise too many people, the ever-picky David Fincher is out of the director's chair for the upcoming (and untitled) Steve Jobs biopic, scripted by Aaron Sorkin. The 'Zodiac' and 'The Social Network' director has a reputation for being demanding, and it looks like Sony balked at his requested fee and level of control.
Just when you thought that the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic couldn't get more interesting, Oscar-winning actor (and former Batman) Christian Bale gets thrown into the mix as the top choice to play the iconic tech genius. This movie doesn't even have a title and it already has our attention.
HBO gave us our best look yet at its upcoming tech comedy, 'Silicon Valley,' this past Sunday with a brand-new trailer for the Mike Judge-produced series, and now the network unveils another innovation. The ghost of Apple founder Steve Jobs makes a welcome return in the new poster for HBO's 'Silicon Valley,' as we meet our new icons!
In 2010, director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin struck box office and Oscar gold with 'The Social Network,' which told the story of Mark Zuckerberg. Now, that same team is looking to officially reunite and tell the story of one of the few people in tech history bigger than the creator of Facebook: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
HBO seems to have finally broken suit this Sunday without any new looks at 'Game of Thrones' season 4, but we've got the next best thing. 'Office Space' and 'Beavis & Butthead' creator Mike Judge has a brand-new comedy debuting on HBO this coming April called 'Silicon Valley,' the first full trailer for which arrived online!
When we first saw Ashton Kutcher all dressed up as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, we were blown away by the authentic transformation. Now we can finally get a taste of his Jobs acting chops in the first 'jOBS' trailer, released by Open Road Films.
One of the biggest films to premiere at Sundance in the coming week is 'jOBS,' the biopic about the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, and we've got a peek at stars Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad in the lead roles of Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, respectively.
Barbara Walters has named her Most Fascinating Person of 2011: Steve Jobs.
While her policy has always been to choose only living people for the annual roundup, Walters said that when Jobs retired as CEO of Apple last summer, she knew he’d be her pick to top the list. And even after his death on October 5, Walters stuck to her choice because, much like Jobs believed, “rules were made to be broken.