Steve Jobs Film Rights Bought by Sony Pictures

The film studio, which previously produced the Facebook film "The Social Network", is set to make an authorized movie biography of the late co-founder of Apple. This will be the first film to tell the Apple founder's story on the big screen.

A TV docu-drama, "Pirates of Silicon Valley", previously detailed the Apple CEO.

Deadline reported that Sony Pictures is planning on purchasing the rights to the upcoming Steve Jobs's biography, which is being penned by former Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson. The book, simply titled Steve Jobs, is rumored to be up for purchase at a large seven-figure sum. The book is being rushed to print in order for it to piggyback off the recent passing of the Apple co-founder. The book was set to be released November, but it has now moved to Oct. 24 to catch on to coverage being given to Steve Jobs following his recent death.

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Walter Issacson has previously written biographies for Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger and Benjamin Franklin. For his work on the Steve Jobs biography, Issacon is even getting access to Jobs' childhood home.

The book will include content from the more than 40 interview sessions that Issacson did with Steve Jobs. Other interview sessions with Jobs' immediate family, friends, rivals and colleagues will also be featured in the biography.

The tome will reportedly come in at 656 pages total.

The promotional material for the biography points to Jobs' cooperation with the author during its creation. It says that Jobs "asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published."

He also insisted that the book "put nothing off limits".

The biography seems to be highly anticipated by readers, as it has already hit the top spot on Amazon's bestseller list due to its pre-orders.

Mark Gordon, producer of films such as "Speed", "Saving Private Ryan" and "Source Code", is prepped to produce the film version of the book for Sony.

Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 last week.

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