Highly anticipated by the public, Apple Inc. co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve "Woz" Wozniak get ready to unveil the first Macintosh in 1984. Jobs must also deal with personal issues related to ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and their young daughter Lisa. Eventually fired, Jobs launches NeXT Inc. and prepares to release a new computer model in 1988. Ten years later, Jobs is back at Apple Inc. and about to revolutionize the industry once again with the iMac.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment & Columbia Pictures have decided to put the project in turnaround essentially dropping out of the production & distribution obligations leaving it available for any other studio to pick up. Universal Pictures in the process picked up the project which isn't the first time that Universal has picked up a project put into turnaround by another studio - and the truth is that they are just coming off a very successful version of this maneuver. Dumb and Dumber To (2014) was originally set up at Warner Bros. before being dropped, and Universal swooped in to make sure that the film got made. This paid off big, as the comedy opened to a solid $36 million in its first three days. Picking up discarded projects hasn't always worked for the studio - case in point: Kick-Ass 2 (2013) - but there exists plenty of potential in the Steve Jobs biopic, and Universal seems to see it. Read More