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10-10-2011, 11:13 AM #1
Sony Aiming for Steve Jobs Biopic
Following the critical and commercial success of "The Social Network" - the story of Facebook's inception and Mark Zuckerberg's rise to prominence - another icon of the digital age may soon have his life story told on the big screen. On Monday, reports surfaced that Sony Pictures is seeking the rights to Steve Jobs' story (specifically, the rights to tell Jobs' story as it is chronicled in the new Walter Isaacson-written book) for a forthcoming biopic about the legendary Apple co-founder.
According to coverage this morning from MSNBC, a deal to secure the much sought-after rights could be worth upwards of seven-figures. The entertainment industry is buzzing with reports that Sony Pictures has agreed to pay as much as $3 million for the movie rights to Isaacson's book. If the movie happens, it will be the first time Steve Jobs is portrayed on the silver screen since 1999's "Pirates of Silicon Valley."
A representative for Sony would only tell me today that the film studio won't comment on speculation. Naturally, however, given the overwhelming interest in Steve Jobs' life among an Apple community still in mourning, the potential for box office success is clearly tangible. And in light of the fact that the movie would be produced from the information contained in the authorized bio of Jobs, the picture's credibility would certainly be substantial.
Once the film is announced (assuming it will be), the biggest question will revolve around who should play the late Apple boss. Any suggestions?
10-10-2011, 11:25 AM #2
Pixar should buy the rights and create a digital Jobs or Noah Wyle should reprise his role as Steve Jobs.
10-10-2011, 11:27 AM #3
Would be cool!
10-10-2011, 11:27 AM #4
10-10-2011, 11:33 AM #5
I know this won't really work for young steve, but for the older steve, who better then leonard nimoy?
I know this won't really work for younger steve, but for older steve who better then leonard nimoy?
10-10-2011, 11:41 AM #6
Anyone else think this is a bit too soon?
10-10-2011, 12:03 PM #7
Hey Sony! This isn't another movie involving drunk heartbroken kids in college with cute R&B sensation boy singers.. It's about a MAN with a true VISION.
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10-10-2011, 12:32 PM #8
Furthermore, whould should play Woz? Decisions, decisions...
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10-10-2011, 01:55 PM #10
i should play steve jobs!
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10-10-2011, 03:26 PM #12
I want a Picar animation about the life of Steve Jobs.
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10-10-2011, 03:37 PM #13
Chomping at the bit to get this released like YESTERDAY. $$$$$$$$ signs in Sony's eyes...
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10-10-2011, 06:45 PM #17
They make it... I buy it!
10-11-2011, 07:50 AM #18
How about Andy Serkis?
10-11-2011, 10:14 AM #19
Sylvester Stallone would be great as Steve Jobs.
10-12-2011, 08:01 AM #20
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