Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs' Film to Launch on August 16

jobs_movie_logoThe Wrap reports that Ashton Kutcher's film "Jobs" will now debut on August 16 in the United States. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Music Festival in late January to mixed reviews, had been scheduled for an April 19 wide release, but was delayed.

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.


"Jobs", which stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, is one of several Jobs-related films in the works or already released. Back in April, rumor site Funny or Die released a rather poorly received "iSteve" comedy film starring Justin Long, who had played the "Mac" character in Apple's long-running "Mac vs. PC" ad campaign.

A third film is being written by Aaron Sorkin and is the official adaptation of Jobs' authorized biography by Walter Isaacson. The film, which is still in the early stages of development, is planned to encompass three 30-minute scenes showing Jobs backstage just prior to the launches of the original Mac, NeXT, and the iPod.

Top Rated Comments

Tankmaze Avatar
142 months ago
Already forgot about this movie. The longer they delay, the little I have interest with this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
troop231 Avatar
142 months ago
Still wish Noah Wyle got the part instead of Kutcher. Long live Pirates of Silicon Valley :cool:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Knockworstface Avatar
142 months ago
Ashton Kutcher is a douchebag. It's an insult to the Steve Jobs legacy and its an insult to the Jobs family having this ass clown cast as one of the greatest legends of all time. Screw this movie. :mad:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iSamurai Avatar
142 months ago
Already forgot about this movie. The longer they delay, the little I have interest with this.

How do you know you'll like in this movie if you've never even seen it? :D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brookshanes Avatar
142 months ago
waaa

Whether these films are done with well intention or not, I'll be glad when these films are finally released and people can stop monetizing Steve's death.

This doesn't even make sense. It's like saying I wish the Beatles albums were never sold again because we're monetizing Lennon's death.

The most influential people always get bigger when they die, because they can no longer make any mistakes, and we are supposed to only remember them for the good they did.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JayCee842 Avatar
142 months ago
I can't take Ashton Kutcher serious, so I probably won't even watch it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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