Sony will be getting the movie rights for the upcoming Steve Jobs biography, various reports from major media outlets confirm.
According to The Associated Press, Sony is in “final talks” to get the movie rights for the new book titled “Steve Jobs: A Biography”.
Citing an unnamed “person familiar with the matter,” the AP is reporting that Sony, through its movie studio, “is negotiating to pay about $1 million for the rights to the project.”
Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Mark Gordon will be producing the film. It cites reports from TheWrap which reportedly confirmed the buying of the movie rights to the book.
Furthermore, Reuters says that the movie will be an “MG360 project”. “MG360 is the film production partnership between Gordon and Management 360,” the news organization explains.
Both the AP and Reuters credit Deadline.com, a Hollywood-focused blog, as the first publication to report on the deal.
The new book is written by Walter Isaacson, a Pulitzer nominee and author of celebrated biographies of famous personalities including Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Steve Jobs reportedly approached Isaacson to write the book.
According to Isaacson in an essay on Time.com, Jobs agreed to a tell-all biography for his children to know him better.
Apple announced on Wednesday that its enigmatic and iconic leader has passed away. He was 56.
The Steve Jobs biography will be released by publisher Simon & Schuster this October 24.