Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, the biopic on the late Apple founder, has been announced as closing this year’s BFI London Film Festival on October 18th. It will mark the third time a feature of Boyle’s has closed the annual festival, with Slumdog Millionaire receiving the honour in 2008 and 127 Hours in 2010.

Michael Fassbender as Steve JobsMichael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.

The October 18th screening will mark the film's European premiere, while on October 3rd it will premiere at the New York Film Festival before opening in the US on October 10th. The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography on the Apple founder, Steve, and was written by Aaron Sorkin.

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The film tells Job’s story over 14 years, focusing on the time leading up to three of his most famous product launches the Macintosh computer in 1984, the NeXT 'Cube' in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. Michael Fassbender stars as Jobs while Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan and Jeff Daniels all appear in supporting roles.

"If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one," Boyle said in a statement. "We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley, and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world. It's always special to bring work home, so thanks to BFI London Film Festival for their continued support.”

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Speaking about the decision to have Steve Jobs close the festivities, LFF film festival director Clare Stewart praised the film saying, ”Danny Boyle has created an exhilarating and audacious film starring Michael Fassbender as the complex, charismatic digital pioneer.” The festival’s full 2015 lineup will be revealed on September 1st.

Watch the trailer for Steve Jobs here: