Ars Technica: Release of Steve Jobs biopic reportedly delayed for more marketing

Josh Gad and Ashton Kutcher talk about Jobs during Macworld/iWorld 2013 Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica

The 37.5 percent of you who said you would watch the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic Jobs (formerly called jOBS) will have to wait a little longer, as the studio has decided it wants to spend more time marketing the film. That’s according to insiders who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, who claim Open Road Films has decided to delay release from its original target of April 19. A new date has not yet been set.

Open Road Films announced in January that it would debut the film, which focuses on key moments in Jobs’ life from 1971 to around 2000, in late April following a successful Sundance premiere. Yes, this is the film where Jobs is played by Ashton Kutcher, and Steve Wozniak is played by actor Josh Gad. The buzz for this particular film has been stronger than most others about Apple or tech history, though the film has not gone without criticism as well. Wozniak (now famously) panned the work by saying certain scenes were not quite accurate and that he would never have dressed the way they portrayed him in some scenes.

Kutcher and Gad addressed some of that criticism at Macworld\iWorld 2013. “[T]here will always be debates about what we got right and what we got wrong,” Gad said on stage. “I really appreciate [Woz] and I hope that when he sees the movie in his entirety, he’ll understand that we went to great lengths to capture the essence of his journey.”

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