A Steve Jobs Biographical Movie? Sony Pictures Entertainment Bought the Rights

Oct 9, 2011 - 5 Comments

Steve Jobs biography as a movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has bought the rights to make a movie on Steve Jobs life, based on the upcoming biography by Walter Isaacson. While this was initially a rumor, the New York Times has since confirmed the news:

The studio late this week concluded a deal to buy film rights to the authorized biography “Steve Jobs,” from Walter Isaacson, according to a person who was briefed on the deal and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the studio had not authorized a public statement.

Isaacson has been reportedly paid $1 million in advance for the rights, and another $2 million will go his way if and when the movie is produced. There is no word yet on a filming or release schedule.

It’s hard to anticipate the style of film, but Sony Pictures Entertainment is the same movie studio that produced The Social Network, the dramatic and darkly intriguing film about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook that garnered critical acclaim and won several Oscars.

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  1. vdiv says:

    It strikes me how much the younger Steve Jobs and Ashton Kutcher look alike. It may be a career-turning event for Kutcher if he is casted in this role.

  2. ashcav says:

    Noah Wyle did a great job in the 1999 made for TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley

  3. Ingo says:

    Need to agree, Noah Wyle did a fantastic job on this movies.
    He would be great for a for this movie.

  4. Deon Picariello says:

    The entertainment is always a funny business.

  5. […] The official biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is now the number one best selling book for 2011, according to Amazon.com’s best sellers list. The book was released October 24 and quickly shot to the top of charts in the wake of Jobs passing. It’s a compelling read covering the immensely fascinating life of Steve Jobs, and it was deemed interesting enough that Sony Pictures Entertainment bought the rights to make a movie based upon the biography. […]

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