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Sony moving ahead on Steve Jobs biopic
Not much of a surprise, but maybe sooner than you'd think: There's a Steve jobs biopic in the works.
The Apple mogul and tech innovator extraordinaire passed away earlier this week from cancer. Jobs had stepped down as CEO of the company in August.
According to Deadline, Sony is ponying up big bucks to acquire the film rights to the upcoming biography Steve Jobs, which will be released October 24. The authorized book was written by CNN and Time Magazine vet Walter Isaacson, and is based on over 140 interviews with Jobs and those who knew and worked with him.
Mark Gordon ("Saving Private Ryan," "Source Code") is reported to be signed on as the film's producer.
In 1999, TNT produced the somewhat light-hearted telefilm "Pirates of Silicon Valley," (based on the book "Fire In the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer" by Paul Freiberger & Michael Swaine), which starred Anthony Michael Hall (TV's "The Dead Zone") as Bill Gates and Noah Wyle ("E.R.") as Jobs. TNT re-aired the film after Jobs' death earlier this week.