Steve Jobs Indie Film ‘Jobs’ Gets New Release Date

The independent Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the iconic Apple co-founder and CEO has been in release limbo since receiving poor reception at film festivals since making its debut earlier in the year. It was also reported that the ‘other’ Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was unhappy by actor Josh Gad’s portrayal of him and the plug appeared to have been pulled on ‘jOBS’.

Since the Gadget Helpline blog has been enthusiastic in its coverage of this, we thought we owed our readers a little update on the future of the movie and there’s actually some good news for those of us who were looking forward to the Joshua Michael Stern directed flick. It appears the now retitled ‘Jobs’ (without the clever caps) will get its release date and is heading to mainstream U.S cinemas on August the 16th. Better late than never, right?

Jobs will follow Steve’s life from college drop-out to boss of one of the most powerful and influential tech and computing companies in the world and it will be played out on screen by Ashton Kutcher, who offers an uncanny and eerie double of the late innovator of the Apple Mac, iPhone and many more gadgets we know and love. And it’s more than just appearances for Kutcher who actually put himself in hospital trying to follow Jobs’ strict fruitarian diet in prep for the role!

Hollywood will follow-up with its own offering in 2014 with a currently untitled movie directed by The Social Network’s Adam Sorkin and based on the official Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.