Just in time for the worldwide release of the highly anticipated Danny Boyle movie ‘Steve Jobs’, about the Apple founder, a South African version of the trailer – with a couple of ‘bliksems’ and ‘voetseks’ thrown in – has been uploaded to YouTube.
The movie stars Michael Fassbender as the legendary but controversial Jobs, as well as Kate Winslet and Seth Rogan. Director Boyle is famous for his movies ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Trainspotting’, among others. The script is by Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote ‘The Social Network’, about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
As the monumental score for the movie by Daniel Pemberton fades in, Seth Rogan, playing Jobs’ partner, Steve Wozniak, is the first one to talk in the mock trailer. He says – in a very South African accent – “How come ten tahms a day ah read Steve Jops issa bliksemse genius?”
Here’s the video of the real ‘Steve Jobs’ trailer
Say the creators on the YouTube video, Afrikaans4Dummies: “Steve Jobs was a great visionary. This is the best biopic of the tech genius yet. His leadership and Apple’s contribution to our world should never be understated – but we wonder if the iPhone would have been the success we know today if Steve Job’s had been from Ventersdorp.”
They have recently released other skits of famous personalities and movies, including famed naturalist David Attenborough (‘David Attenbroer’) and the trailer to Martin Scorsese’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street‘, which included a sort of rendition of ‘Suikerbossie’.