Sony Pictures Acquiring Rights to a Movie About Steve Jobs

steveDeadline reports that Sony Pictures is presently working to acquire the rights for a feature film based on Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs.

I’ve just learned that Sony Pictures is making a hefty deal to acquire feature rights to Steve Jobs, the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.

Deadline considers the studio to be a good match, having recently condensed another business book into the Oscar-nominated film The Social Network which dramatized the founding of Facebook.

Apple and Steve Jobs has already been the topic of one movie called Pirates of Silicon Valley which covered events of the early founding of Apple and up to the return of Steve Jobs at Apple in the late 90s. The movie was a relatively modest telling and targeted straight to television rather than a feature film. The movie was also released in 1999, well before Apple's massive rise in popularity and profitability.

There's no word on when such a film might be targeted for release.

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Top Rated Comments

appleguy123 Avatar
167 months ago
Never a tragedy too poignant to exploit...
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Savor Avatar
167 months ago
I wonder who will be casted to play steve
Noah Wyle again, of course!

SJ actually hated the script and the production values of Pirates Of Silicon Valley, but did like Noah's performance in it and did think he looks like him.


http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/10/07/noah-wyle-steve-jobs/?section=magazines_fortune
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBug2 Avatar
167 months ago
They should cast Woz as Woz. I'd so watch that movie :)
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thenbagis Avatar
167 months ago
I'd be surprised if it happens, because he was a very private person...

However, if it did... wouldn't Disney be a better candidate than Sony? He was their largest shareholder.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
167 months ago
I am rather iffy of this.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobsentell Avatar
167 months ago
I'm surprised Disney isn't the one leading the charge.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)