Sony Buys Movie Rights for Steve Jobs Biography
Article by George Norman
On 10 Oct 2011
Word on the web has it that Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Sony purchased the rights to turn Steve Jobs’ biography into a movie. It is yet unclear how much Sony paid for the movie rights; rumors have it that Sony spent somewhere between one and thee million dollars on it. Rumors also have it that the movie will be produced by Mark Gordon , who is known for Speed , Saving Private Ryan , and Grey’s Anatomy .

Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, entitled simply "Steve Jobs" will be released later this month, on the 24 of October to be more precise. That’s one month sooner than the initial release date. The date had to be moved to October 24th following Steve Jobs' passing. Pre-orders for the autobiography went through the roof in the hours after his passing was made public.


As a little reminder, Steve Paul Jobs passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, at home with his family. He was born on February 24, 1955 and died at home with his family on October 5th, 2011. He was the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple. He was a visionary, an inventor, a highly successful entrepreneur who will be dearly missed. The world lost the most celebrated person in technology and business on the planet.

Getting back to the biography, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson based the book on more than 40 interviews conducted with the late Jobs over a 2-year period and on first-hand accounts from more than 100 family members, competitors, colleagues and friends. Steve Jobs did not want to influence the biography in any way; he did not even want to read it before publishing. The only thing he did want was for his kids to know him better.

According to Walter Isaacson, former managing editor of Time magazine and a former chairman and CEO of CNN, Jobs approve the 656-page biography so that his kids could know him better. Jobs said he wanted his kids to understand what he did since he couldn’t always be there for them.

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