Elon Musk is perhaps the nearest we have to a modern day superhero along the lines of billionaire Tony Stark though after his takeover of twitter many have expressed their disappointment that Musk didn’t compete his superhero transformation in the same manner as Tony Stark in Avengers Endgame. But it seems that the worlds richest man will now be on celluloid with the news of Elon Musk the movie.
Behind it is director Darren Aronofsky who has optioned Walter Issacson’s new biography of Musk in what is understood to have been highly competitive deal with top studios and filmmakers all looking to own it. It’s easy to see why as the biography was described as ‘explosive’ with the author having trailed Musk for two years, attending his meetings, touring his companies’ factories and spending hours interviewing Musk, his family, friends, colleagues and even his adversaries. The book follows his upbringing in South Africa by a “charismatic fantasist” engineer father, Errol Musk, and dietician mother, Maye Musk, who now moonlights as a model.
Its not the first book Isaacson has had adapted into a film with his book about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs turned into a film with Michael Fassbender playing the Apple CEO, and Danny Boyle directing a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin – although the film ended up a notable flop.
Details of Elon Musk the movie and what it will cover is under wraps but Aronofsky is not one to shy away from controversy as is film ‘Mother!’ with Jennifer Lawrence demonstrated but equally as a director his films often earn Oscar nominations and wins most recently ‘The Whale’ in a career revitalizing turn for Brendan Fraser.
By 2022, Tesla had sold one million electric cars and SpaceX launched 31 rockets into space
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