“Brian has written the definitive story about the creation of the iPhone,” said Echo Lake principals Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding. “It was developed by dynamic men and women who worked in secret, often jeopardizing marriages, friendships, health and integrity. And when they were done, they had created the most successful product in history. Brian’s story makes you look at your iPhone in an entirely new way.”
James Engle and Adam Riback, who brought the book to Echo Lake, will produce the project with Mankoff and Spaulding.
Echo Lake’s films include Nebraska, Truth and Away From Her; it also produces the Syfy series Van Helsing, whose third season premieres in the fall.
Merchant, an editor at Vice Media’s Motherboard, is repped by Eric Lupfer at Fletcher & Company.’
Via Hollywood Reporter