Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sony Pictures Set to Produce Film on “Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson”

The popularity and greatness of Steve Jobs attracted Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce a film on the life of Apple’s co-founder and great tech visionary, whose death last week shocked the tech fanatics across the globe.

Sony Pictures Negotiating to Produce Film on Steve Jobs' Life

The film will be based on “Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson,” is the only authorized biography of the inventor written by Walter Isaacson, former CNN chairman and Time managing editor. Isaacson has also written about Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

The biography was initially scheduled to be released on 21st November, but that has now been bumped forward and set to be released on October 24th. Just days after the death of Apple's co-founder, Sony Pictures is reportedly in negotiations to buy the screen rights for the book.

Deadline has the report, which claims the deal is '$1m against $3m', with Mark Gordon in line to produce.

The book says Clara Jobs, who brought up Steve Jobs after being adopted from his Syrian-born biological father Abdulfattah John Jandali, is the daughter of an Armenian family that migrated to the US from Turkey's Malatya province following the 1915 incidents during World War I in Anatolia that resulted in the deaths of many Armenians. The book reportedly says Clara's father Louis Hagopian was born in Malatya in 1894 and her mother Victoria Artinian was born in İzmir in 1894.

If the deal is finalized and the project is materialized then c
ertainly it will be an interesting to see a history and life of Steve Jobs. Millions of Jobs’ fans around the worls want to know as much as possible about the tech legend and the the movie based on his biography will certainly serve the curiosity of Apple and Jobs’ fans.

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