Nothing good can come of this, nothing. I’ve been looking forward with great anticipation to Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs. Based on nearly 50 interviews, unparalleled access to family, colleagues and friends, even if it’s pure hagiography this book will the first and best chance to see inside that world, that life.
However, New York Times reports that Isaacson has or is about to sell the movie rights for Steve Jobs to Sony Pictures. The deal is purportedly worth a total of more than $3 million if a film is produced — Isaacson is said to be getting a $1 million advance regardless.
It’s not that Jobs’ life, or more likely a screenplay adaptation only sketchily reminiscent of the real thing, shouldn’t eventually be made into a film. I’d simply prefer that the Apple CEO’s body at least be allowed to fully compost, bones and all, before a Social Network version of him arrives in the multiplex or on pay-per-view.
That said, if Isaacson’s gonna pimp the corpse for $3 million, he doesn’t need let alone deserve my money. However, don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say I won’t read it…
What’s your take?