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Sony Pictures Buys Rights to Steve Jobs Movie

By - Source: CVG | B 29 comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the rights to acquire the movie rights to Walter Isaacson's authorized Steve Jobs biography.

When Apple announced last week that Steve Jobs had died, there were many questions. When did it happen? What was the cause of death? What will happen to Apple? Of all the questions being asked, it's unlikely that many were thinking about who would play him in the movie of his life. However, it has indeed become a prominent question following news that Sony Pictures is in the process of acquiring the movie rights to the upcoming Steve Jobs biography.

Penned by Walter Isaacson, the biography is based on more than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs and spans nearly 450 pages. Due out on October 24, the book has received heightened amounts of attention in the six days since Steve Jobs passed away from respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor. Late last week, when rumors began circulating that Sony was looking to acquire the rights to a movie based on the book, reports said the company was offering a cool one million dollars.

While we don't know who will play Steve Jobs in the movie (perhaps Noah Wyle will step back into the role?) CVG reports that Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, The Day After Tomorrow, Source Code) will produce the film for Sony, so we know there's already some talent behind this production. Any suggestions on who should be silver-screen Steve? Leave them in the comments below.

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    thrasher32 , October 12, 2011 1:02 PM
    lol the movie will be 12 minutes long and it will cost $800 per ticket.
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    SoiledBottom , October 12, 2011 12:04 PM
    Somewhere in the afterlife an army of undead lawyers is being amassed in preparation to stop this movie from being made
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    Dandalf , October 12, 2011 11:53 AM
    NuclearShadowCapitalizing over the death of anyone is something I cannot support. How low of everyone involved.


    Are you kidding? It's what he would have wanted.
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    pinkeyes , October 12, 2011 11:11 AM
    obv. Jay from Jay and Silent Bob
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    NuclearShadow , October 12, 2011 11:23 AM
    Capitalizing over the death of anyone is something I cannot support. How low of everyone involved.
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    makaveli316 , October 12, 2011 11:47 AM
    There's people who can't wait someone to die, to make profit about it. Those kind of people deserves only to "hang around" on a rope....
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    Dandalf , October 12, 2011 11:53 AM
    NuclearShadowCapitalizing over the death of anyone is something I cannot support. How low of everyone involved.


    Are you kidding? It's what he would have wanted.
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    SoiledBottom , October 12, 2011 12:04 PM
    Somewhere in the afterlife an army of undead lawyers is being amassed in preparation to stop this movie from being made
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    drwho1 , October 12, 2011 12:33 PM
    This movie will be released only at itheaters, it will be available for download only at ipads, iphones and imacs.
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    theconsolegamer , October 12, 2011 12:45 PM
    You cant talk about Steve Jobs without mentioning Bill Gates at some point.

    To play Jobs, I would seriously say that Tom Cruise would do a good job, I'm trying to find another one but for the life of me I cant. Oh, the guy that played the Comedian in The Watchmen too.

    There will be no one better than Bieber to play Gates. XD

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    mcnaugha , October 12, 2011 12:54 PM
    Justin Long.
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    thrasher32 , October 12, 2011 1:02 PM
    lol the movie will be 12 minutes long and it will cost $800 per ticket.
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    theconsolegamer , October 12, 2011 1:28 PM
    drwho1This movie will be released only at itheaters, it will be available for download only at ipads, iphones and imacs.
    Yeah, the movie will ONLY play with the latest iOS firmware that only works with newest iProducts.
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    house70 , October 12, 2011 1:42 PM
    Johnny Knoxville.
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    house70 , October 12, 2011 1:46 PM
    "has purchased the rights to acquire the movie rights"

    what (are you smoking) ?
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    hoof_hearted , October 12, 2011 1:47 PM
    Martin Short
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    gorehound , October 12, 2011 1:55 PM
    The man just died and already Sony has the rights to make a film on him.Go ahead Sony as I will never pay to see this film and I boycott you and will never buy your hardware again.the last Sony thing I bought was in Feb 2006 and is my Camera.
    And since I feel like Apple is nothing but a big schoolyard bully I won't caqre about this film anyways.
    Maybe you should release it on devices that support the Apple system only.
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    insider3 , October 12, 2011 2:31 PM
    theconsolegamerYeah, the movie will ONLY play with the latest iOS firmware that only works with newest iProducts.


    iGet it!
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    xPandaPanda , October 12, 2011 2:37 PM
    Before you say that death is a bad thing, do you know how Steve Jobs viewed death himself? Watch the, "Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address," before you express superficially founded beliefs. He lived his life to what he wanted--the fullest. So he would have wanted this movie about him. It would be, essentially, a movie adaptation of said address.
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    officeguy , October 12, 2011 5:15 PM
    makaveli316There's people who can't wait someone to die, to make profit about it. Those kind of people deserves only to "hang around" on a rope....

    This guy will go down in the history book. Do you not see this? He is one of the few who did change the world and they should tell his story.
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    dogofwars , October 12, 2011 5:21 PM
    George Clooney
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    burnley14 , October 12, 2011 7:15 PM
    I'm actually excited for the making of this. I thought the Social Network was an entertaining watch and Steve Jobs' life is much more exciting than Mark Zuckerberg's.
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    10tacle , October 12, 2011 7:19 PM
    George Clooney? Really? He's one of those bed wetting Hollywood actors that hates capitalism and profits and whines about big corporations, of which made Apple and which made Jobs a billionaire. Anyway I think Ashton Kutcher has a lot of resemblance to Jobs.
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