When Steve Jobs died in October of last year, it was a blow to us all. The loss was felt especially hard at Pixar, the successful film company he helped not only create, but isolate from the Hollywood machine. John Carter, directed by one of Pixar’s most prolific directors, Andrew Stanton, comes out next week and though it’s not Pixar, the film is dedicated to the memory of the legendary businessman and inventor. During the credits, a card says:
Dedicated to the Memory of Steve Jobs, an Inspiration to Us All
At a recent press junket, Stanton was asked why he decided to dedicated Carter to Jobs and his answer was both logisically sound and beautifully poignant. Read it after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
About a month after we first reported that Social Network and Moneyball screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was being courted to write Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, the scribe has said that he is “strongly considering” taking the studio up on its offer. While that’s not exactly a confirmation that Sorkin will actually do the project, the fact that he’s talking publicly about it seems like a step in the right direction, right? More details after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2011 by Angie Han
As the source is somewhat less than airtight, you should probably take the following with the biggest grain of salt you can get your hands on — but on the off chance there’s some truth to it, this rumor is too wild not to repeat. A new report claims that George Clooney and Noah Wyle are vying for the lead role in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which is being developed at Sony based on Walter Isaacson‘s bestselling biography. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 by Angie Han
That Sony Pictures biopic of late tech giant Steve Jobs is still in the early stages of development, but Jobs’ familiar facade will be gracing a small handful of screens across the country in just one week. As we reported earlier this week, a 70-minute film titled Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview will be hitting certain Landmark theaters next week on November 16 and 17.
The footage comes from a 1995 interview Jobs did with Robert X. Cringely for a miniseries titled Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, and the vast majority of it has never been seen by the public before. We now have the first teaser for The Lost Interview, which you can watch after the jump.
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Sometimes death can make a famous person even more famous. When a music artist dies, their album sales go to the top of the charts. When an actor dies, their movies are all rented on Netflix. And when the billionaire CEO of the world’s most successful technology company dies, he, apparently, becomes a movie star.
Since the untimely death of Apple founder Steve Jobs in October at the age of 56, interviews and books about the entrepreneur have been in high demand. Now, an unaired 70-minute interview Jobs conduced in 1996 retitled Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview will play in select Landmark Theaters November 16 and 17. Find out more about it and where you can see it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by Angie Han
Aaron Sorkin may not have deemed himself worthy of writing a Pixar movie, but perhaps he’ll find himself up for the task of writing about the man who asked him to do so. Sony is reportedly trying to get the Social Network writer on board to pen the biopic of former Apple CEO and Pixar exec Steve Jobs, who passed away earlier this month of cancer. More details after the jump.
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When you’re one of the best screenwriters in the world, sometimes you’d get random phone calls from Steve Jobs. That’s what happened to Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin who, after professing his love for Mac products in an interview, began a telephone friendship with the recently passed entrepreneur. Sorkin wrote about their friendship in a new issue of Newsweek and revealed that, the last time he spoke to Jobs, Jobs asked him to write a Pixar movie. Read their exchange after the jump. Read More »
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How would you characterize a deal to create a feature film based on a collection of interviews with the late Steve Jobs, as it is announced mere days after his death? Crass commercialism? Fitting tribute? Perhaps simply good business sense, something that Jobs himself would understand, if not exactly admire?
Regardless, Sony is acquiring the book Steve Jobs, an upcoming tome by Walter Isaacson which is based on interviews with Jobs conducted over the past two years. The studio will quickly begin developing a film based on the book, with Mark Gordon producing. Read More »