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Sony Pictures Purchases Movie Rights to Steve Jobs Biography

Sony Pictures has reportedly spent more $1 million in acquiring the rights to the official biography of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs to bring him to life on the big screen.

The company, which was responsible for The Social Network, has bought the rights to the book written by former Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson, who also wrote the award winning auto-biography of Benjamin Franklin, wrote the book based on interviews he conducted with Jobs, his family, close friends and colleagues.

Steve Jobs said in an interview before this death that he had agreed to the book because he wanted his children to know why he was not able to spend time with them.

“I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did,” Steve Jobs told Isaacson in one of his last interviews before he died. He said he wanted his family to read the book as a love letter from him.

The book, titled ‘Steve Jobs’, was supposed to be released in November but after Steve’s death, publisher Simon & Schuster decided to launch the book on October 24th. Soon after the his death was announced, the biography became on the number 1 bestseller on several popular online book stores including Amazon.