For the third time in eight years, Danny Boyle closes the London Film Festival with his latest movie. Following the triumphs of Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and 127 Hours (2010), Boyle returns with Steve Jobs, his biopic of the inspirational and controversial co-founder of Apple. Based on the best-selling biography by Walter Isaacson, the film is structured around three of the company’s high-stakes product launches – the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT Cube in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. With Michael Fassbender in the leading role, a script by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and the likes of Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels in support, will Boyle’s new film repeat the multi-Oscar-winning success of Slumdog Millionaire?
Steve Jobs screens tonight at the Odeon Leicester Square at 7pm and goes on general release in the UK from 13 November.