Steve Jobs Biographer Sells Movie Rights

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which will be published by Simon & Schuster on October 24 of this year, may also soon be a movie. reports that Sony Pictures has signed a deal with Isaacson for the movie rights to Steve Jobs for a guaranteed $1 million, or $3 million if the movie is produced. has confirmed that the producer for the film will be Mark Gordon, whose biggest credits include Saving Private Ryan, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, Wonder Boys, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Talk to Me, The Painted Veil and Speed.

The book is already number one on the bestseller list (number 4 on the Kindle bestseller list), and the publication date has already been moved up twice.

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Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.