Two Steve Jobs movies in works

LOS ANGELES — “jOBS,” the first of two Steve Jobs biopics, is scheduled to hit theaters in April.

The film stars Ashton Kutcher as the iconic founder of Apple and depicts key moments in his life from 1977 to 2000.

It is slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month.

Open Road Films, which is distributing the film, describes it as “an intense dialog-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.”

Parts of the film were shot in the Palo Alto, Calif., garage where Jobs and his partner, Steve Wozniak, worked in the early days of Apple. The filmmakers also had access to Jobs’ childhood home.

Josh Gad, whom you may (or may not), remember from “The Rocker,” plays Wozniak.

The second Steve Jobs film is still in development. Aaron Sorkin was tapped to write the script using Walter Isaacson’s definitive biography of Jobs as his source material.

The two movies sound very different. At an event for Newsweek and the Daily Beast in November, Sorkin said his film will have “three scenes and three scenes only.” Each scene will take place backstage before one of Jobs’ major product launches: the Macintosh computer, NeXT — the start-up he created after leaving Apple — and the iPod.

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