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 - Something Else - Jukebox - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.88, €7.97 (New Item) (arrived 22-Aug-2019 09:06)
SEX PISTOLS Something Else (1979 UK wide centre vinyl 7" single, manufactured for Jukebox use, also includes Friggin In The Riggin, plain die-cut paper sleeve VS240)
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - RSD13 - UK - 7" vinyl - £30.00, $38.10, €34.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Aug-2019 14:25)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant (2013 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single released exclusively for Record Store Day, featuring the Country & Western Live '08 recorded at Hammersmith Apollo in London on the 2nd September 2008 with a 'Country &Western' style intro, and Mono Mix 1977, housed in the individually hand-numbered picture sleeve SEXPISS1977) **Limited to 3500 Copies Only**
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2019 10:18)
SEX PISTOLS God Save The Queen (2002 UK limited edition 12" single, also includes Neil Barnes and the Sex Pistols - 7" Extended mix and Neil Barnes and the Sex Pistols - Dance mix, metallic gold and blue glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows very little wear just some light ringwear and this copy has a small sticker mark on the cover, the vinyl displays the odd cosmetic paper scuff but remains excellent)
Sex Pistols - Flogging A Dead Horse - VG - German - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.70, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 06-Aug-2019 13:04)
SEX PISTOLS Flogging A Dead Horse (1979 German 13-track vinyl LP compilation on the red/green Virgin label, picture sleeve with the tracklisting listed in the front. The sleeve does have some notable edge scuffing and spine wear, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with a few light surface scuffs. A respectable VG copy forty years on)
Sex Pistols - Pistols Pack - UK - 7" vinyl - £125.00, $158.75, €142.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2019 14:49)
SEX PISTOLS Pistols Pack (Rare 1980 UK limited edition 6 x 7" singles pack, each 7" featuring a unique tracklisting, picture sleeve and catalogue number, all housed in a fold-out PVC display sleeve with dayglo pink title header. The PVC sleeve has two small splits in the seam below the header; however the picture sleeves and vinyl are all in mint condition SEX1)
Sex Pistols - Silly Thing - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.70, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jul-2019 17:09)
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)
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK - EA - French - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jul-2019 17:08)
SEX PISTOLS Anarchy In The UK (1977 French wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including I Wanna Be Me. The picture sleeve shows just a little light storage wear and the vinyl has only a few light paper scuffing)
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK - Punk Art sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £75.00, $95.25, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jul-2019 14:52)
SEX PISTOLS Anarchy In The UK - Punk Art sleeve (2018 UK limited edition vinyl 7" from London artist Mal-One featuring his 'Never Mind The Punk 45' track in an exclusive Sex Pistols decollage picture sleeve using original artwork images and ephemera of the band. The Giclee printed cover on 315gsm Heritage paper is one of a collection of original punk debut 45 releases reworked into an exclusive limited edition of just 20 hand-numbered copies per release (the lowest number in stockat the time of order will be sent), each signed by the artist MAL-ONE. Released in conjunction with RSD 18 and MAL-ONE's own art exhibition and using the artists personal punk collection, this vinyl 7" and sleeve creates something new and collectable from something old and special) *Also available as a limited edition 22.5" X 22.5" Giclee print on 315gsm Heritage paper*
Sex Pistols - Flogging A Dead Horse - Japanese - vinyl LP - £45.00, $57.15, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2019 14:52)
SEX PISTOLS Flogging A Dead Horse (1983 Japanese 14-track LP compilation, pressed on Translucent Vinyl, visible only when held to a light source, picture sleeve with integrated fold-over lyric insert/picture obi-strip. This copy is in near mint condition VIL-6024)
Sex Pistols - Submission - 1 Sided - UK - 12" vinyl - Promo - £75.00, $95.25, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2019 14:48)
SEX PISTOLS Submission (Rare 1985 UK Chaos label 1-track 1-sided promotional-only 12" vinyl single featuring the early Dave Goodman mix, hand-annotated plain card sleeve. The vinyl has a few faint hairlines not affecting play CARTEL1)