Steve Jobs biography optioned for movie

Steve Jobs' life could be adapted to be shown on the big screen. Deadline.com reports that Sony Pictures has acquired the movie rights to "Steve Jobs", the upcoming biography of the late Apple CEO. The biography, written by Walter Isaacson, is scheduled to be released on October 24 and is based in large part on extensive interviews with Jobs before he died on Wednesday evening. Deadline claims that Mark Gordon will be the producer of the "Steve Jobs" movie.

Previously the only filmed version of Steve Jobs' career was Pirates of Silicon Valley, the 1999 TV movie shown on the TNT cable TV network. Noah Wyle portrayed Jobs in that movie. In a new article at CNN Money, Wyle writes about talking with and later meeting Jobs after the movie aired. Jobs apparently hated the movie but liked Wyle in the role. Wyle later famously got up on stage at Macworld in 1999 to start its annual keynote as Jobs before the real man came on stage to show Wyle how to really play Steve Jobs.

In related news, yet another book about Jobs is being rushed out ahead of schedule. News.com reports that "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words" will go on sale next week from Agate Publishing. The book was originally scheduled for released in November. It will have over 200 quotes and statements from Jobs covering many different topics. The book will be published without any official authorization or endorsement from Jobs, his family or Apple.

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LOL @ sony pictures getting this.. its going to be awkward product placement.. Think about it, steve jobs using a sony vaio.. oh man

Hope its accurate about what a hypocrit he is. He said good artists copy, great artists steal...yet hes off on a rampage against samsung while stealing androids notification tray among other things...

Dont know why ppl are making such a fuss over this nut.

OMFG how many articles about steve jobs can you guys post. seriously. we get it, the guy passed away, let him RIP. how is this frontpage news worthy?

-=SEDIN=- said,
OMFG how many articles about steve jobs can you guys post. seriously. we get it, the guy passed away, let him RIP. how is this frontpage news worthy?

He's dead, and articles written about him are not going to disturb that! He's dead, he doesn't care!

And in the movie, as usual, they're going to make it seem like Microsoft was the one who stole ideas here, and lacked innovation. That's probably why when they made a previous movie about Jobs they called it Pirates of Silicon Valley, referring to Microsoft as "pirates."
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Sigh....I hope that when someone makes a movie about Microsoft, they call it Liars, Cheaters, Thieves, Aggressive Patent Trolls, and Arrogant Marketers of Silicon Valley.

And in the movie, as usual, they're going to make it seem like Microsoft was the one who stole ideas here, and lacked innovation. That's probably why when they made a previous movie about Jobs they called it Pirates of Silicon Valley, referring to Microsoft as "pirates."
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Sigh....I hope that when someone makes a movie about Microsoft, they call it Liars, Cheaters, Thieves, Aggressive Patent Trolls, and Arrogant Marketers of Silicon Valley.

PlogCF said,
That's probably why when they made a previous movie about Jobs they called it Pirates of Silicon Valley, referring to Microsoft as "pirates."

Think you should watch the movie again! It's Apple's headquarter with the pirate flag and furthermore both companies were pirates if you compare them to the established companies of that time…

BiGdUsTy said,
"Good artists copy, great artists steal."

Still doesn't justify it, especially when Apple calls Microsoft uninnovative...

theyarecomingforyou said,
Nice. What better way to pay tribute to him than to make a huge profit from his death?

Or to tell his story to MILLIONS of people!

theyarecomingforyou said,
Nice. What better way to pay tribute to him than to make a huge profit from his death?

It is fitting though. He made huge profits off the backs of everyone around him.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Nice. What better way to pay tribute to him than to make a huge profit from his death?

Exploiting loads of dumb people for their cash? Jobs would approve.

Hum said,
They did a movie on the founders many years ago.

Pirates of Silicon Valley, 1999


Pirates of Silicon Valley ends with Jobs return to Apple - and that's after a jump in time as it leaves out the whole period after his leave… So technically the movie ends with Jobs being fired from Apple…

the reason sony is acquiring the right is because sony wants to re-write parts of the script. like 99.99% of it. whenever apple beat sony at their own game, such as portable music player, online music store, portable gaming, ... etc, sony will change it to show they actually won.

Albert said,
the reason sony is acquiring the right is because sony wants to re-write parts of the script. like 99.99% of it. whenever apple beat sony at their own game, such as portable music player, online music store, portable gaming, ... etc, sony will change it to show they actually won.
You're a moron.

Albert said,
the reason sony is acquiring the right is because sony wants to re-write parts of the script. like 99.99% of it. whenever apple beat sony at their own game, such as portable music player, online music store, portable gaming, ... etc, sony will change it to show they actually won.

The funny part is that is all sony movies they have sony vaios and such.. its going to be awkward movie when it comes to product placement

PoSV and Triumph of the Nerds were really really good.Am sure they can do way better thing now tho if they put a big enough budget.

kravex said,
Obvious film title:

iSteve

No, it would be simply 'Steve Jobs'.

When Steve's biography was being written, the publishers gave the idea to name it, 'iSteve: The Biography of Jobs'. But it was just named 'Steve Jobs'. It suits it well, being simple and to-the-point.

FMH said,
No, it would be simply 'Steve Jobs'.

When Steve's biography was being written, the publishers gave the idea to name it, 'iSteve: The Biography of Jobs'. But it was just named 'Steve Jobs'. It suits it well, being simple and to-the-point.

Books are usually more to the point in their naming structure (probably to catch people's attention as they walk past it in the store) whereas films like to go for something more unique, the recent 'Facebook' film would be a good example.

yeah i guess it's good to have a documentary for him but it's obviously for financial reasons as well

FoxieFoxie said,
Better cash in before he's dead

Wait...

Google and samsung delayed nexus prime announcement their main competition to Iphone due to steve jobs death.... but what did apple do? release iphone within few days of his death.... seems like apple dont respect steve jobs...

still1 said,
Google and samsung delayed nexus prime announcement their main competition to Iphone due to steve jobs death.... but what did apple do? release iphone within few days of his death.... seems like apple dont respect steve jobs...
Wha?? The iPhone announcement was 10/4, Jobs died 10/5.