Two days ago, we reported that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away at age 56, after a long battle with cancer. Today we have news that Sony Pictures is close to acquiring an upcoming biography on Steve Jobs for a feature film adaptation.

The book, entitled Steven Jobs, is written by Walter Isaacson, the former CEO of CNN and managing editor of Time Magazine. Mark Gordon will produce the adaptation, although it doesn't seem that Sony has a writer attached to adapt the book.

Simon & Schuster will publish the book later this month, which was written based on two years worth of interviews with Steve Jobs. Aside from being Apple's co-founder, Steve Jobs also served as the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios and was a part owner of Walt Disney Studios.