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    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?

    Source: MSNBC

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    Pixar should buy the rights and create a digital Jobs or Noah Wyle should reprise his role as Steve Jobs.

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    Would be cool!

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    Let's hope Sony can do SOMETHING right. I'd say it should be Scorsese and Jobs should be played by Edward Norton.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maarten16 View Post
    Thom Mayne, for sure.
    I didn't even think of that, he looks like a ringer.

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    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?

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    Anyone else think this is a bit too soon?

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    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.
    Last edited by iphoneadam; 10-10-2011 at 12:09 PM.

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    Furthermore, whould should play Woz? Decisions, decisions...
    Last edited by Aenima133; 10-10-2011 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vannblackwings View Post
    Anyone else think this is a bit too soon?
    Not really.. Think of it as a tribute.

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    i should play steve jobs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aenima133 View Post
    Furthermore, whould should play Woz? Decisions, decisions...
    They could just get the same actors from "Pirates of Silicon Valley", assuming they can still pull off the parts.

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    I want a Picar animation about the life of Steve Jobs.
    Last edited by spazturtle; 10-10-2011 at 03:27 PM. Reason: Dumb voice recognition dosen't know that it should capitalise "Steve Jobs"

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    Chomping at the bit to get this released like YESTERDAY. $$$$$$$$ signs in Sony's eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
    Not really.. Think of it as a tribute.
    Even so, tribute or not, someone's making a quick buck after his death this soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vannblackwings View Post
    Anyone else think this is a bit too soon?
    the movie isnt coming out tomorrow. it will be at least 2 years before the movie comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szr View Post
    They could just get the same actors from "Pirates of Silicon Valley", assuming they can still pull off the parts.
    Idk. It's been what, 12 years? Guys who played Woz and Gates don't look even remotely the same. This could possibly be taken as an insult, but just speaking my mind. The picture in the article about the Apple memorial event, jobs looks almost just like Ashton Kutcher. Not that I would ever want Kutcher to play jobs by anymeans, but as far as looks, he could look like a young jobs possibly.

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    They make it... I buy it!

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    How about Andy Serkis?

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    Sylvester Stallone would be great as Steve Jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
    Pixar should buy the rights and create a digital Jobs or Noah Wyle should reprise his role as Steve Jobs.
    +1
    After all, Jobs founded Pixar, and it is a movie company, they should make the movie instead of Sony

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