Steve Jobs was just a "kid" with an idea that changed the world.
The latest trailer for Jobs, the highly anticipated biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the legendary Apple founder, has hit the Web and shows the genius entrepreneur in his start-up days when the word "Macintosh" referred to a Scottish clan rather than the pioneering piece of hardware that made computing accessible to everyone.
"Welcome to Apple computer," the 35-year-old actor as Jobs tells a young geek that he's just hired at the beginning of the clip.
A series of scenes follows detailing how the charismatic and sometimes temperamental tech pioneer along with his partner, computer engineer Steve "Woz" Wozniak (Josh Gad), launched Apple from its humble origins in a Los Altos, Calif., garage to the multinational conglomerate it is today.
Along the way, Jobs had some vital help to get his start-up off the ground, particularly from Mike Markkula (Dermot Mulroney), an angel investor who provided early funding in the late '70s for the entrepreneur to manufacture the Apple II home computer. The Apple II led to the founding of Apple Computer (since renamed Apple Inc.) and was the first in a wave of innovative personal computing devices to sport the iconic Apple logo.
The trailer is accompanied by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' aptly titled hit "Can't Hold Us," which, predictably, was selected for its "Return of the Mack" refrain—it comes in loud and proud as the teaser builds to its climax: the creation of the revolutionary MacIntosh computer and Jobs' firing from the company he created.
The final scenes hint at the downfall and resurrection to come for the bearded tech guru as relayed by a voice-over from Jobs set to The Who's "Baba O'Riley," and the trailer also include shots of Jobs making his storied pilgrimage to India, a watershed moment that would help him in his journey to "Think Different" in life and in his designs.
"When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way it is," Jobs says. "Life can be much broader. You can embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it."
Jobs, which costars Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, and Lukas Haas, hits theaters on Aug. 16.