At long last, "Steve Jobs" has begun principal photography in California's Bay Area. If you're like, "hold up, didn't the Steve Jobs movie already happen?" you're only half right. "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher, bowed in 2013, but "Steve Jobs," directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, won't hit theaters for some time.
Starring Michael Fassbender as Apple co-founder Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, the movie is based off of Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs. There have been many trips and turns in the making of the film, but here's an abbreviated timeline of its continuing journey to the screen.
Steve Jobs dies at age 56.
Walter Isaacson's biography, "Steve Jobs," is published.
Ashton Kutcher is cast as Steve Jobs in "Jobs."
"The West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin signs on to write "Steve Jobs," following the success of 2010's "The Social Network."
"Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher, hits theaters.
Director David Fincher exits "Steve Jobs," reportedly after a dispute over compensation. Danny Boyle replaces him.
Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored for the lead role in Boyle's "Steve Jobs."
Seth Rogen cast as Steve Wozniak in "Steve Jobs."
Sony puts "Steve Jobs" in turnaround. Universal picks up the movie.
Christian Bale, who was to play Steve Jobs, exits "Steve Jobs." Michael Fassbender replaces him.
"Steve Jobs" begins production in the Bay Area, cast is confirmed to include Fassbender, Rogen, Winslet and more.
As Jobs famously used to say: "But wait, there's more!" No release date has yet been announced for "Steve Jobs."