The New York Times reports that the comedy website famous for its short video clips “Funny or Die” had made its own Jobs movie, called “iSteve” and planned to unveil it online on April 15. Justin Long will portray Jobs, who also played as ‘Mac’ in the Mac vs. PC ad campaign that Apple ran for a number of years.
In true Internet fashion, it’s not based on very thorough research — essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page,” said Ryan Perez, who wrote and directed “iSteve.” “It’s very silly. But it looks at his whole life.”
Making fun of Mr. Jobs, the Apple co-founder who died in 2011 and who is considered a deity by many people (at least in the tech world), is a risky proposition, even if done gently. But Allison Hord, who produced “iSteve,” said the tone was such that “even the harshest fanboy critics will be able to laugh with us.
iSteve will be a 60-75 minute movie that was written in three days and the movie was filmed in five.