Sony is preparing a film about Steve Jobs
Will be based on the biography by Walter Isaacson
Sony plans to shoot a film about Steve Jobs biography based on the imminent appearance of Walter Isaacson. According to several U.S. media, the producer has agreed to pay one million dollars (747,000 euros) for the rights of the book and, if the film came to fruition, the sum would amount to three billion dollars (2.242 million euros). The publisher has Isaacson’s book this month ahead of the date of its publication following the death of Jobs.
Sony has commissioned the preparation of Mark Gordon production. The study already has in its catalog another recent success based on the biography of a prominent character in the digital world. It is the social network, which portrays the rise of Facebook and the controversial initial movements when I was in college, its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It is a biopic not entirely flattering about the founder of Facebook.
Complete the project by Sony, not the first film where the founder of Apple appears. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) is a needy product purports to be the story of the birth of Apple and Microsoft. In the film, the long-haired Steve Jobs (played by Noah Wyle) each day that goes entrepreneur is combed and shaved. Demands on its employees, takes advantage of what they thought about Xerox engineers.
Bill Gates and Ballmer, Microsoft, are always behind. Jobs are accused of stealing his ideas, but think will win the game because “our product is better” and the young Gates replied: “I do not understand, it does not matter.”
In fact, Bill Gates is a character in film treated worse. As far as insulting. In Conspiracy Red (Antitrust, 2001) and no one carries their names, however, there are enough hints to associate with the character who plays Gary Winston Tim Robbins. The film quotes Gates as a second computer magnate, to remove any identifying information about you with the protagonist, a prudent caution because the pattern of this film monopoly that steals and kills Winston chairs to achieve their goals. You know, digital culture is binary, one or zero, alive or dead, the guy says. This is a battle against the angels computer empire of free software. And with a final triumph unlikely where the good guys against the evil landlord. A final message: the human conocimineto belongs to the world. The film is full of quotations. Scott McNealy, Sun’s former employer, makes a cameo, and so is Miguel de Icaza, a pioneer of open source software. At a party of Winston sounds a version of the theme that Microsoft used in their ads and one of his characters is called Redmond, where Microsoft’s headquarters.
Other characters in the world of computers appear or are mentioned in some films. Shawn Fanning, Napster’s creator, has a cameo in The Italian Job (2003). Hackers 2 (2000), for example, is based on the history of hunting and capture of hacker Kevin Mitnick (played by Skeet Ulrich), who ended up in jail and forbidden to approach having a computer.