Universal Studios has posted online a full scene from the controversial new Steve Jobs biopic ahead of its limited theatrical release this weekend.
The intense two-minute twenty-second clip entitled ‘Woz asks Steve what he does’ was posted to the studio’s YouTube channel on Friday.
It features a flashpoint between the Apple co-founders Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) and Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) ahead of the 1988 launch of the former’s ill-fated NeXT computer.
The film, which focuses on three crucial launches in Jobs’ distinguished career in the context of personal relationships with family and colleagues.
Early reviews have been largely positive, while Wozniak himself has offered a seal of approval.
Meanwhile, those still at the company Jobs built and then rebuilt aren’t so keen to endorse the interpretation.
Apple design guru Sir Jonathan Ive said: “I just find it ever so sad. [Jobs] had his triumphs and his tragedies, like us all. And like most of us, he’s having his identity described, defined by a whole bunch of other people. I think that’s a bit of a struggle, personally.”
The Danny Boyle-directed window into the life of the late Apple visionary hits select theatres in the US today, ahead of a nationwide launch of on October 23.
Check out the full scene below