Anyone with a knowledge of the story behind Steve Jobs knows that the Apple founder had a dark, sometimes tyrannical side.
It’s this side that is laid bare in the first proper trailer – there was a teaser a few months back – for Danny Boyle’s biopic movie.
Based on the book of the same name by Walter Isaacson, and penned by ‘The West Wing’ and 'The Social Network’ scribe Aaron Sorkin, it stars Michael Fassbender in the title role as Jobs.
Here he’s seen butting up against, well, everyone, including Seth Rogen’s Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who complains of Jobs’ lack of technical skill.
“What do you do? You’re not an engineer. You’re not a designer. You can’t put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board… so how come ten times in a day, I read 'Steve Jobs is a genius’. What do you do?” spits Rogen’s Wozniak.
“Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra,” replies Fassbender’s Jobs.
And there it is in a nutshell.
He also clashes with John Sculley (Jeff Daniels), who was CEO at Apple from 1983 to 1993.
It also broaches the thorny issue over the paternity of Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
Set behind the scenes of three key product launches during the upward trajectory of Apple, it aims to 'take us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre’.
Brilliant, yes, but not without his faults.
Also starring Kate Winslet and Michael Stuhlbarg, it’s due out across the UK on November 13.
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