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Sony acquiring film rights to the biography of the late Steve Jobs

10.07.2011

It was bound to happen to sooner or later.

According to Deadline, Sony is in the process of making a pretty big deal to pick up the feature film rights to the book Steve Jobs, the upcoming authorized biography by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.

The film will be produced by Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy", SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) for Sony. The studio would seem to be the most appropriate to get behind this project as they've already turned two fairly prominent business books into compelling dramas with both THE SOCIAL NETWORK and MONEYBALL. Though it's not clear what shape this Steve Jobs film will take, it's assumed that it would likely mirror the formula seen in those two pictures.

A rundown of Isaacson's upcoming book, which will be released on October 24th:

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
Extra Tidbit: Is it tacky for this announcement to be coming out so soon?
Source: Deadline

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