iMovie: Steve Jobs FIlm In The Works
Hollywood studios rumored to be offering $1m for rights to CEO's book
In less than a week after his passing, a movie chronicling Apple CEO Steve Jobs is already in the works.
Sony Pictures has reportedly paid $1 million to buy the rights to the film from Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson whose book simply titled Steve Jobs has been pushed up from its November release date to October 24.
They haven't gotten as far as to actually casting the movie but CNN is already putting names out there of potential actors to play both the young and older Jobs. This won't be the first time Jobs has been portrayed on screen. Noah Wyle of ER fame played creative businessman in the 1999 film Pirates of Silicon Valley
In that film Jobs wasn't exactly portrayed as an angel. They showed his "mean boss" ways and his knack for tearing down people. So that begs the question of just how deep will Sony go with the movie. Of course we all know of Apple products being made in Chinese sweatshops and them siccing their legal team and law enforcement officers on people who find iPhone prototypes inside local bars. But will they make mention of the illegitimate daughter he had at age 23? The same daughter he denied paternity of for two years, claiming that he was sterile and couldn't make babies?
The last movie to be made about a Silicon Valley titan, The Social Network, made Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg look so bad that he immediately donated $100 million to the Newark (NJ) school system to save some face. You won't have to worry about that happening after Jobs' movie comes out though. Not because he isn't here to donate, but because he never donated any money to charity even when he was living.