Sony has secured the rights to a movie based on Steve Jobs’ biography, with the company warming up to produce another The Social Network look into the Mac Prodigy’s life.
According to a New York Times source, Sony forked in excess over $1 million for the authorised Steve Jobs biography. Penned by Walter Isaacson, Jobs commissioned the autobiography hoping his kids could feel as though they know him.
“I wanted my kids to know me,” Jobs was quoted saying days before he passed. The biography hasn’t been released yet but is expected in shops on October 24th.
Details on when the movie will begin production are still being determined, but a quick turn-around time is expected. After Michael Jackson passed, a movie documenting his final concert tour titled This is it was released mere weeks after.
Sony produced This Is It and the Oscar worthy The Social Network, which dealt with Facebook prodigy Mark Zuckerberg, his genius, relationships and legal proceedings. They’ll be hoping to match the success of The Social Network, which peers into a similar industry.
The big question begging to be asked is ‘Who will play Steve?’ Website DigitalTrends has postulated a few big names, including Ashton Kutcher, James Caviezel, Joaquin Phoenix and Noah Wyle.
Previously Noah Wyle portrayed Steve Jobs in the cult classic Pirates of Silicon Valley, which documents the history of Apple and Microsoft. Sony has yet to announce the deal, so details on cast and crew haven’t surfaced yet, but we’ll be keenly waiting.
Below are the DigitalTrend picks, (Left: Top to Bottom) Ashton Kutcher, Noah Wyle, James Caviezel and Joaquin Phoenix.