A24 has optioned Walter Issacson’s new biography of Musk, the controversial Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO, to be adapted into a film. Aronofsky will direct and produce the film with his production company, Protozoa Pictures.
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Aronofsky previously worked with A24 to develop whale, starring Brendan Fraser, won an Academy Award for the book. The book options deal is understood to be highly competitive among top studios and film-makers.
Published by Simon & Schuster, Isaacson’s book explores The 52-year-old grew up in South Africa, the son of Errol Musk, a “charismatic visionary” engineer, and Maye Musk, a nutritionist. She works part-time as a model.
Isaacson followed Musk for two years, attending his meetings, touring his company’s factories and spending hours interviewing Musk, his family, friends, colleagues and apparent rivals. By 2022, Tesla has sold 1 million electric vehicles, and SpaceX has launched 31 rockets into space.
Another of Isaacson’s books about a tech pioneer, this time about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was adapted into a movie of the same name, starring Michael Fassbender as Apple CEO Danny Bo Iyer is directing from a script by Aaron Sorkin.
The script, based on Isaacson’s biography, focuses on three speeches by Jobs that defined his life and his role at Apple.
Details of Elon Musk’s film adaptation are currently being kept under wraps. Puck was the first to reveal news of A24’s film adaptation.
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