Report: Universal pays $30 million for rights to Jobs biography film; Michael Fassbender to star

Report: Universal pays $30 million for rights to Jobs biography film; Michael Fassbender to star
According to entertainment "bible" Variety, Universal Studios has paid $30 million to take over the the long-rumored Steve Jobs biography from Sony Pictures. At the same time, those inside Hollywood say that Michael Fassbender will portray the late Apple co-founder. Seth Rogen is rumored to have the part as Steve Wozniak. You all know the legend. Wozniak and Jobs started Apple from the latter's garage, and the company eventually became the most valuable firm in history.

The movie is based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography "Steve Jobs," and will be directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle. Aaron Sorkin is the screenwriter. The film is said to have three acts, each supposedly showing Jobs backstage just before an important turning point in his life. The first act supposedly takes place prior to the introduction of the Mac. The second has to do with the return of Jobs to Apple following the purchase of NeXT Computer by the company. And the third act is supposed to take place before the unveiling of the OG Apple iPod. Recent leaks say that Jobs' daughter Lisa plays an important part in the film.

Sony was set to make the Steve Jobs biography a big budget affair, and there is no reason to believe that Universal will change that. Last year's Jobs took the opposite tact. While Ashton Kutcher at times looked eerily like Steve Jobs, and Josh Gad was an inspired choice to play Wozniak, the movie grossed only $36 million at the box office.

source: Variety via AppleInsider

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9 Comments

1. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

If I were stranded on a lonely island and that movie would be the only thing to watch I would skip it.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You know how guys say, PA has bait articles? That was a bait comment, to get green thumbs. You know good and damn well, if you were stranded on an island, you have that movie memorized in 2 days.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Ofc, he didn't mean that literally. It was an analogy. Besides, you took the bait.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thus the point of my post...duhhh.

6. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And whats the point of your comment other than to troll and look like a jerk? See comment 6.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I'm stuck in an infinite loop, looking at comment 6. Thanks for nothing.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Depends on how long I would be stuck, give it two years and I would be knuckleshoving on the pisspump, screaming jobs name. Beats talking to a coconut.

2. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Overrated

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

it's career suicide why do u think every company and actor has said no to it no one cares. Jobs movie with ashton was a fail and he even looked like his twin

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