It looks like Sony Pictures wants to release a biopic about Steve Jobs based on Walter Issacson's upcoming authorized biography.
According to Mike Fleming at blog Deadline New York, the studio is working on a deal that would give it film rights to the book, which is set to be released later this month.
Fleming says the film's producer will be Mark Gordon, who produced "Saving Private Ryan," among many other projects.
Sony, the studio behind last year's hit Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg flick "The Social Network," would not comment, Fleming says.
The biography by former Time magazine Managing Editor Issacson includes two years' worth of interviews with Jobs and his family members and colleagues, and is now set to be released October 24. The original date was November 21, which was moved up from the "early 2012" time frame the publisher originally announced.
Though there have been other biographies about Apple's iconic co-founder, who died this week, Isaacson's has been billed as the first published with Jobs' participation.… Read more