Sony Pictures is in negotiations to acquire feature film rights to Walter Isaacson's upcoming authorized biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Deadline was the first to report the news and Mark Gordon is set to produce the film through MG360, the film production partnership between Gordon and Management 360.
According to Variety, the book by the former CNN chairman and Time magazine managing editor, Isaascon was due for release on November 21 but will be released on October 24, following Steve Job’s death on Wednesday.
The 448-page book by publishers Simon & Schuster features two years worth of interviews with Jobs, who agreed to participate while he was battling cancer so that Isaacson could better capture his legacy.
Isaacson has previously written biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger and Albert Einstein.
Sony is no stranger to movies about technological entrepreneurs, having recently released The Social Network, which chronicled the rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.