Funny or Die production, the popular comedy web site founded by Will Ferrel’s production company, last month announced work on a full-length Steve Jobs movie dubbed iSteve and starring Justin Long as Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs. With the first official trailer having been posted to the Funny or Die web site, it looks as if this flick is actually a more serious depiction of Steve Jobs rather than a typical Funny or Die comedy production…
Kudos to the German web site Apfelpage.de for discovering the trailer.
You can also check it out on the Funny or Die web site.
Justin Long, of course, became a household name thanks to his portrayal of the hip Mac character in Apple’s long-running Mac vs. PC advertising campaign.
iSteve is Funny or Die’s longest project in its six-year history and The New York Times quoted director Ryan Perez as saying that “in true Internet fashion, it’s not based on very thorough research — essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page.”
“It’s very silly,” he added, “but it looks at his whole life.”
The flick is slated to premier online on April 15.
So, what do you think?
Is iSteve going to flop?