May 25, 2017

Sony buys film rights to Steve Jobs bio

By Kim Palacios Upon news of Steve Jobs’ death, it was widely reported that the release of the Walter Isaacson-written biography would be pushed up to October 24th, nearly one month early. Now, Deadline confirms, the movie rights to Isaacson’s book have been purchased by Sony; Mark Gordon will produce.

So, what makes Isaacson’s bio so valuable (other than the timeliness of its release)? Jobs turned down a lengthy list of other esteemed biographers and hand-picked Isaacson himself to chronicle his life story. Isaacson, a former managing editor of Time Magazine and former Chairman of CNN, is an accomplished biographer in his own right. He has won praise for highly regarded portrayals of other larger-than-life figures including Henry Kissinger and Albert Einstein.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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