Comedy site Funny or Die has announced plans to release a biopic parody based on Steve Jobs’ life featuring Justin Long, the well-known character from Apple’s iconic Get a Mac ads.
“In true Internet fashion, it’s not based on very thorough research — essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page,” said director and writer Ryan Perez, according to
the New York Times. “It’s very silly. But it looks at his whole life.”
It’s not every day that a movie producer dares to poke fun at an iconic figure like Steve Jobs, whom many Apple fans worshipped like a god of sorts. Imagine the backlash from these fans if iSteve doesn’t convey a compelling story.
Allison Hord, who produced “iSteve,” assures future viewers that “even the harshest fanboy critics will be able to laugh with us.”
Asked how the iSteve biopic parody came to existence, Ms. Hord said, “We were kicking around the idea of making a fake Steve Jobs movie trailer, and as often happens in a writers’ room, the joke kind of escalated.”
Other characters in the movie include Bill Gates (played by James Urbaniak) and his wife Melinda Gates (Michaela Watkins), and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Jorge Garcia).
The movie will be about an hour long. Funny or Die is launching it on April 15.