Big screen Sex Pistols biopic is in the works: Report
UK firm Starlight Films have confirmed they've toyed with the idea for around 18 months, but plans are now being ramped up and casting will begin soon.
Talking about a Sex Pistols biopic with The Daily Star, filmmaker Ayesha Plunkett said: “We were impressed by the box office takings for Bohemian Rhapsody. It only goes to show the public has an appetite for these films.”
The film is rumored to focus on band manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivenne Westwood. Both had close relationships with the members of the Sex Pistols, and the pair ran a clothing shop in the 1970s called 'SEX' which was a major influence on punk fashion in the UK.
The film will also showcase the rise and fall of The Sex Pistols' career that lasted less then three-years from 1975 to 1978.
Film critic Brian Viner said:
Whether you loved or hated the Sex Pistols, or were pretty indifferent to them as I was, they certainly represented a moment in history.
“If the film really captures the social and cultural significance of the punk movement, with humour and a lightness of touch, then it could tap into the powerful nostalgia market.”
This film should be one hell of a ride.