iPhone history story The One Device optioned for limited series
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Echo Lake Entertainment (Nebraska, Away From Her, Syfy’s Van Helsing) has optioned The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone from author Brian Merchant in hopes of creating a limited series. Buy your own copy by clicking here!
The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone tells the story of the creation of the iPhone, which Apple’s Steve Jobs referred to as “the one device,” via interviews with engineers, developers, and inventors who worked on the project. It also delves into how the then-novel ideas of touch screens, motion trackers, and AI have become commonplace in the decade since the iPhone launched.
“Brian has written the definitive story about the creation of the iPhone. 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,” Echo Lake principals Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding commented to the outlet.
James Engle (O2) and Adam Riback (O2) are set to produce the project alongside Mankoff and Spaulding. No studio or outlet is attached yet to the project.