New Steve Jobs Trailer Reveals Apple Founder’s Dark Side

The man behind the machine was more machine than man. 

Sure, Steve Jobs revolutionized the way humans consume and distribute information with his work at Apple, but it’s pretty well-known by now that he was also kind of an asshole.

Even in the days immediately following his death in 2011, all the homages couldn’t bury the fact that the megarich Apple founder had left extraordinarily little to charitable causes. And as Danny Boyle’s upcoming biopic will show, Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) was equally stingy with his own family: refusing to help his ex-girlfriend raise their child, which he denied belonged to him despite a positive paternity test.

Jobs was laser-focused on the personal computer revolution — and establishing his own personal legacy — in the early years of his career, and his hubris often worked against him. The second official Steve Jobs trailer explores Jobs’ back-and-forth relationship with the company he founded – which would fire him once before inviting him back years later.

Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Newsroom) adapted Walter Isaacson’s biography of the same name and conducted his own interviews for the script. The highly-anticipated movie will get a limited release on October 9 before premiering nationwide on October 17.