Following the critical and commercial success of its tech-based biopic 'The Social Network', Sony Picture is reportedly approaching the last leg of securing the exclusive rights to produce a movie on the life of tech icon Steve Jobs.
Following the critical and commercial success of its tech-based biopic ‘The Social Network’, Sony Picture is reportedly approaching the last leg of securing the exclusive rights to produce a movie on the life of tech icon Steve Jobs.
Jobs died October 5 but he left behind a tell-all biography authored by Time Magazine editor Walter Isaacson, who reportedly had a final interview session with the Apple co-founder a few weeks before his demise due to pancreatic cancer.
Tech news site Digital Trends has reported on Saturday that the Japanese media firm plans to wholly based the upcoming Jobs biopic on Isaacson's works, which according to its publisher, Simon & Schuster, will hit the shelves on October 24.
Once the deal pushes through, Sony will have two films in a row that touch on the lives of tech pioneers who ended up impacting the lives of millions around the word.
Sony's 'Social Network' traced the origin of the globally popular Facebook, which mostly focused on the manoeuvrings that its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg had to go through in launching the social media site that has so far lured hundreds of millions in membership.
Facebook also catapulted Zuckerberg, along with the company's major co-owners, to the billionaire's club at a very young age, with his net worth, according to Forbes, even exceeding that of the personal fortunes left behind by Jobs.
Jobs amassed his enormous wealth, estimated to be between $6 billion to $8.5 billion, through decades of pioneering and innovating in the tech industry that saw the entries of hit gadgets one after another - from the first Apple personal computer through mobile devices such as iPod, the huge-selling iPhone and the market-dominant iPad.
In contrast, Zuckerberg largely expedited everything by garnering his billions in short of a decade, a feat that essentially resembled Facebook's fiercest rival at this time, Google.
Unsurprisingly, entertainment blog site Deadline has reported that that Jobs' biopic would add up several more millions to the assets he had accumulated even as tech and movie experts alike predicted that the movie should attract millions of watchers, basing solely on the overwhelming outpouring of grief and tribute for the tech titan when he passed away Wednesday last week.
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