7 October 2011 10:51 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Wednesday’s unfortunate passing of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is, to no one’s surprise, having repercussions. One of the many will be in the film industry — and not just with Pixar. As Deadline reports, Sony is picking up the rights to Steve Jobs, an upcoming (authorized) biography by Walter Isaacson that’s comprised of interviews with the subject, in addition to “over 100 conversations with friends, family members, colleagues and competitors.” Source Code and Saving Private Ryan producer Mark Gordon is behind the project.

With this being an “authorized biography,” there’s the risk of certain… undesirable particulars being excised for the sake of public image. Jobs himself claims that there are “no skeletons in his closet, though there were things he’d done he wasn’t proud of,” but the mention of him being “touchy about his personal life” does give pause. Somewhat contradictorily, the Amazon »

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