Steve Jobs satirical biopic starring Justin Long from 'Mac vs. PC' ads to debut in April

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Web comedy site Funny or Die recently announced that it will be releasing a "iSteve," a 60- to 75-minute parody-style biopic centering around Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, with Justin Long taking on the title role.

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With an online release date slated for April 15, the "biopic poking fun at biopics" is Funny or Die's longest project to date, reports The New York Times, and will be the first of three movies about the tech guru to see wide release. It was announced last week that the Ashton Kutcher vehicle "Jobs" had been pushed back, while a big-budget Aaron Sorkin film isn't scheduled for completion for years.

?We might not be the best, but we will be the first,? said Ryan Perez, writer and director of ?iSteve.?

While taking jabs at Jobs, even lightheartedly, may cause some diehard fans to cringe, the short movie's producer Allison Hord said the tone was such that ?even the harshest fanboy critics will be able to laugh with us.?

Starring in "iSteve" is Justin Long, a veteran of the big screen and former ad-man for Apple's "Mac vs. PC" campaign. James Urbaniak is said to play Bill Gates, while Michaela Watkins takes on the role of Melinda Gates. Playing Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak is Jorge Garcia of "Lost" fame.

As is the case with most Funny or Die projects, "iSteve" is not meant to be a serious biographical work.

?In true Internet fashion, it?s not based on very thorough research ? essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page,? Perez said. ?It?s very silly. But it looks at his whole life.?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 14
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    This one I'll watch.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    19831983 Posts: 1,172member
    This should be good! Definitely going to check it out.
  • Reply 3 of 14


    If they have a scene where he's looking into the camera fiddling with his bowtie while saying, "Bowties are cool," it will be a total win.

  • Reply 4 of 14
    OMG this is cool.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    Agree, this one will probably be the best of them all!
  • Reply 6 of 14
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,122member


    Should be good fun.

  • Reply 7 of 14
    This film will be the only one worth watching
  • Reply 8 of 14
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,653member


    So this is Woz? image


     


  • Reply 9 of 14
    iSteve is a better name than jOBS.
  • Reply 10 of 14
    If this is a bad film Justin Long had better be careful around die hard Apple fans.

    Right now with all of the crap surrounding Windows 8 it seems like a great time to bring back the Get A Mac series of ads. They started out comparing the Mac to Windows. Then Vista came out and it made it so easy to poke fun at Windows that the ads lasted for years. Now that Windows 8 is just so weird and getting complaints it seems like the perfect time to start those ads again.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    joelsaltjoelsalt Posts: 827member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smallwheels View Post



    If this is a bad film Justin Long had better be careful around die hard Apple fans.



    Right now with all of the crap surrounding Windows 8 it seems like a great time to bring back the Get A Mac series of ads. They started out comparing the Mac to Windows. Then Vista came out and it made it so easy to poke fun at Windows that the ads lasted for years. Now that Windows 8 is just so weird and getting complaints it seems like the perfect time to start those ads again.


    Nah, they don't care about Mac/PC anymore.  If anything it would be iOS v Android, but I don't see that happening.  I don't think it'd be a good move if it did.

  • Reply 12 of 14
    This will be so bad it's good
  • Reply 13 of 14
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member


    It's too soon to be making fun of his life. Maybe they should have called the movie "Microsoft" because well, it just has no taste.

  • Reply 14 of 14
    stelligentstelligent Posts: 2,680member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    This one I'll watch.


    Me, too ... I think. Hope it's done right/well.

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