From Planet Rock.
Following the recent, high-profile Queen and Mötley Crüe biopics, Bohemian Rhapsody and The Dirt, a movie about The Sex Pistols is set to hit the big screen.
It’s been reported the UK firm Starlight Films has been working on the embryonic stages of movie for the past 18 months and casting will begin soon.
The as-yet-untitled film will apparently actually focus on the band’s late manager Malcolm McLaren, who died in 2010, and how he helped instigate the UK punk movement alongside his girlfriend, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.
McClaren and Westwood supplied punk fashions from their Chelsea boutique shop SEX and, under McClaren’s management, the Sex Pistols swiftly became a cultural phenomenon.
Although McClaren and Westwood will form the crux of the film, it will also chronicle the Sex Pistol’s rapid rise and fall over just two-a-half-years from 1975 to 1978.
In an interview with The Daily Star, filmmaker Ayesha Plunkett said of the Sex Pistols film: “We were impressed by the box office takings for Bohemian Rhapsody. It only goes to show the public has an appetite for these films.”
Film critic Brian Viner commented: “A Sex Pistols biopic, by definition, won’t have the same broad commercial appeal as Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, not to mention the new Danny Boyle film Yesterday, inspired by the music of The Beatles.
“But everything depends on how good it is. 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.”
Late Sex Pistols star Sid Vicious was previously played by Gary Oldman in the 1986 biopic ‘Sid and Nancy’.
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SEX PISTOLS Never Mind The Bollocks (1977 UK graduated blue label 12-track LP, housed in the original picture sleeve without the tracklist print on a pink back cover. The sleeve is graded as VG with some notable edge scuffing and spine wear, whilst the vinyl is graded as EX, with just the lightest signs of play V2086) […]
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SEX PISTOLS Silly Thing (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single taken from the film 'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle', also including Who Killed Bambi, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light wear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play VS256) […]
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SEX PISTOLS The Biggest Blow - A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs (1978 UK 12" vinyl single, also including My Way by Sid Vicious, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just lightsurface scuffs to show for over forty years VS22012) […]
- Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.00, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 26-Feb-2019 10:42)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant (1977 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including No Fun. The vinyl shows light surface wear but remains in excellent condition within the plain die-cut paper sleeve VS184) […]
- Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £95.00, $123.50, €109.25 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2019 14:09)
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- Sex Pistols - Some Product - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $23.40, €20.70 (New Item) (arrived 11-Feb-2019 11:39)
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- Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.60, €13.80 (New Item) (arrived 04-Feb-2019 12:03)
SEX PISTOLS Holidays In The Sun (1977 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Satellite, plain die-cut sleeve. Aside from a few very light paper scuffs, the vinyl is in excellent condition VS191) […]
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