According to Deadline NewYork, Sony Pictures wants to acquire exclusive rights to upcoming official Steve Jobs Biography releasing on October 24th written by Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson. The company wants to shoot a major feature film based on the book and has offered a hefty $3 million amount for the acquisition of feature rights. Even though Sony has not made an official comment on this but the source claims the movie will be a production partnership between Mark Gordon and Management 360.
Citing from the source:
This will be the hottest about-to-be biopic in Hollywood. The 448-page profile is based on over 40 interviews with the Apple co-founder and over 100 conversations with friends, family members, colleagues and competitors. And it’s a compelling story: the building of the world’s most valuable technology company by creating the devices that changed how people use electronics and revolutionized the computer, music, and mobile phone industries. Jobs gave his full cooperation but had not read it as of mid-August.
It is said that Steve Jobs chose from a long list of biographers over the last many years and eventually chose Isaacson, who’s also written about Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Jobs himself said he had no skeletons in his closet, though there were things he’d done he wasn’t proud of.