Sony Pictures Buys Rights to Steve Jobs Movie

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
    lol the movie will be 12 minutes long and it will cost $800 per ticket.
  • SoiledBottom
    Somewhere in the afterlife an army of undead lawyers is being amassed in preparation to stop this movie from being made
  • Dandalf
    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
    obv. Jay from Jay and Silent Bob
  • NuclearShadow
    Capitalizing over the death of anyone is something I cannot support. How low of everyone involved.
  • makaveli316
    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....