‘jOBS’ biopic with Ashton Kutcher delayed and no new date announced

‘jOBS’ biopic with Ashton Kutcher delayed and no new date announcedThe Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher which was set to make its big screen debut on April 19 has now been delayed. According to a report by Deadline, the film will no longer arrive on April 19 and no new date has been announced yet either. The film’s original release was set to coincide with the date that the late Steve Jobs had founded Apple.

The release date of the Steve Jobs biopic that stars Ashton Kutcher has quietly been postponed. jOBS,which closed the Sundance Film Festival this year, had been set by Five Star Films and its distributor Open Road for April 19. It has moved off that date, and a new date has not been determined. Five Star made a service release deal with Open Road before the festival started, and the film’s backers were eager to release on the month marks the 37th anniversary of Jobs founding Apple.

The reason for the delay appears to be lack of time to prepare the films marketing and create a buzz around the film before its release. As soon as we hear more on a new release date, we will let you know. The movie which stars Ashton Kutcher in the role of Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak covers only a small part of the Apple and Jobs story from 1971-2001.

Source: Deadline

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smartt3ch says:

The preview was awful! Shows that no one can recreate history just like that!

sangs says:

Can you say, "Straight to video?"

chrishull says:

I don't think I'd have watched it anyway til it showed up on Netflix and I couldn't find anything else to watch. To me, it just seems like a crass attempt to capitalize on Job's passing.

metllicamilitia says:

I reserve any comments on the film until after I've watched it.

Team George says:

The other one being made looks better.

vianar says:

There was a great deal of negative press with the preview. I wonder if they plan to re-edit or maybe re-shoot some of the movie using the feedback as guidance. That is if they plan a release at all maybe wait for the anniversary if his passing this fall for the release.

shinuyuki says:

I hope they do re-shoot the movie. I was looking forward to watching it until I heard that Woz said that it was inaccurate. The fact that they didn't even ask Woz and others who were 'THERE' how it happened is beyond shocking and disappointing. They need to fix it. This is annoying as a movie being made with a different ending than the book version (hint HP).

rtteachr says:

I wasn't planning on seeing it anyway.

AdrianGabeChen says:

i think ashton makes a terrible jobs. The movie based on the official book should be better

asuperstarr says:

I'm not sure I want to see this movie.

kingskid1 says:

What is this, "Two and a half men"?

jafo818 says:

They shot this film at my office campus. I have several photos of him walking around. I also have a pic of me with the Apple sign. :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jafopix/7647252548/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jafopix/7639728764/

K8RTOT44 says:

I just don't think AK as Jobs is a very good fit. But, then again IDK who else I would choose either. LOL

ZOFOURTWENTY says:

I haven't even seen a trailer for this movie and Ashton Kutcher is enough of a reason to not want to watch this movie.