A couple of days ago, we reported that the release of “jOBS,” the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple CEO, has been delayed indefinitely. It was originally scheduled to premiere in wide release on April 19, but the production company behind “jOBS” apparently wanted more time to market the film. Nevertheless, it turns out we’ll still be seeing a Steve Jobs biopic next month.
Nope, it’s not the official adaptation of Walter Isaacson‘s “Steve Jobs” biography, which is still being penned by “The Social Network” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Rather, it’s the satirical biopic titled “iSteve,” which is produced by the popular comedy video website Funny or Die.
The New York Times has the story:
Funny or Die, the comedy Web site, said over the weekend that it had made its own Jobs movie — “iSteve” — and planned to unveil it online on April 15. A biopic poking fun at biopics, “iSteve” stars Justin Long (“New Girl,” “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story”) in the title role. At 60 to 75 minutes, the movie is the longest project to date for Funny or Die, which generally features bite-sized videos.
Interestingly, Long is known for his depiction of a Mac guy in Apple’s Mac-versus-PC ad campaign.
In “iSteve,” Long co-stars with James Urbaniak as Bill Gates, Michaela Watkins as Melinda Gates, and Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak.
The movie is written and directed in three and five days, respectively, by Ryan Perez, who quipped, “We might not be the best, but we will be the first.”