While Apple bloggers’ reviews of the Jobs movie when it previewed at Sundance film festival were less than glowing, I’m sure – like me – that you still want to see it for yourself. The Wrap reports this morning that the biopic starring Ashton Kutcher will land on August 16 in the U.S.
Five Star Institute’s Mark Hulme financed and produced the movie, which Open Road acquired in a service release deal prior to this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where “Jobs” was the closing night film. Both sides decided to wait and create proper buzz before releasing “Jobs” rather than rush the movie out so soon after Sundance.
By opening after most summer blockbusters (Sony’s “Elysium” is the last major title on Aug. 9) rather than mid-April, “Jobs” now stands a better chance to succeed and distinguish itself in the marketplace.
It’s worth noting, ‘Jobs’ is not the official biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography. That movie – being written by Aaron Sorkin – is still in pre-production and hasn’t started filming yet. It could be at least a year before that’s ready to show the public. In the mean time, warm yourself up on the Kutcher version later this summer.