It looks like Apple will be close to a deal to acquire the rights Michael Lewis’ book on the history of the former king of cryptocurrency, Sam Bankman-Fried, and his now collapsing empire FTX. We are already talking about 7-digit contract to extract rights, which Apple might have managed to match against competitors of the caliber of Netflix and Amazon. It should be made into a feature film. But how is it possible, some might ask, that the author of The Big Short is on the right track? Apparently in the past 6 months he has been following FTX events, even the events of the last few weeks.
According to the first information released by The deadlinesOnce the deal closes, work will begin immediately on a feature film adaptation, which if all goes as rumoured, will allow Apple to produce impactful new original content for Apple TV+.
Sam Bankman-Fried, former CEO of FTX, is seen as a prominent figure in the cryptocurrency scene due to his excellent trading skills, however, the empire he built has collapsed, as I recently told you in some of our articles that we suggest we follow.
The amazing thing, as might have been expected at first, is that Lewis followed Bankman-Fried for at least six months before learning of the sad finale, and the author was almost certainly able to take a look inside and get an accurate idea of the story.
With Lewis resuming and the potential involvement of Adam McKay, director The big bet There may be all the ingredients needed for a successful production. In any case, it’s simply ridiculous that there’s already been talk of a movie while the economic woes are still going on.
Speaking of original content in development, did you know that Apple has involved none other than Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad and spin-off series Better Call Saul, in developing a new TV project? Very few details at the moment, but what is certain is that it will be a TV series with at least two seasons, and the series’ lead will be Rhea Seehorn, who is nominated for an Emmy for her stellar performance as attorney Kim Wexler in a better movie. Call Saul.