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 - No One Is Innocent - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.53, €7.76 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2019 12:55)
SEX PISTOLS No One Is Innocent (1978 UK 7" vinyl single taken from the film 'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle', also includes Sid Vicious's 'My Way', plain die-cut paper sleeve VS220)
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.20, €11.10 (New Item) (arrived 12-Nov-2019 11:41)
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 - Flogging A Dead Horse - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 08-Nov-2019 15:08)
SEX PISTOLS Flogging A Dead Horse (1986 UK issue of the 1979 14-track LP, a collection of hits including Anarchy In The UK, God Save The Queen, Pretty Vacant, Holidays In The Sun, My Way, The Great Rock N' Roll Swindle & more. The picture sleeve displays some light wear & the vinyl is Excellent with just a few light signs of play OVED165)
Sex Pistols - Silly Thing - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.20, €11.10 (New Item) (arrived 06-Nov-2019 13:42)
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 - Something Else - Picture Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.20, €11.10 (New Item) (arrived 04-Nov-2019 17:34)
SEX PISTOLS Something Else (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Friggin' In The Riggin, card picture sleeve. The sleeve shoiws some light wear, with just some light creasing, the vinyl shows the odd light cosmetic scuff but barely any signs of play VS240)
Sex Pistols - No One Is Innocent - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 04-Nov-2019 17:28)
SEX PISTOLS No One Is Innocent (1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single taken from the film 'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle', also including Sid Vicious's 'My Way'. The 'Ronnie Biggs' picture sleeve has light evidence of shelfwear while the vinyl appears in excellent condition VS220)
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 21-Oct-2019 14:32)
SEX PISTOLS God Save The Queen (1977 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Did You No Wrong. The thin paper picture sleeve featuring Jamie Reid's iconic artwork shows light shelfwear and the vinyl has a few minor signs of surface wear but appears in EX+ condition VS181)
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - Silver Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 10-Oct-2019 16:53)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant Live (1996 UK limited edition 2-track SILVER VINYL 7" single, also includes Buddies, both recorded at Finsbury Park, London on the 23rd June 1996, housed in a picture sleeve VUS113)
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant + P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2019 08:56)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant (1977 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including their cover of The Stooges No Fun, iconic Jamie Reed picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little storage wear with some stressing at the opening and the vinyl remainsin excellent condition with just a few light cosmetic surface scuffs to show for over forty years VS184)
Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun - Wide Centre + Picture Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2019 08:54)
SEX PISTOLS Holidays In The Sun (1977 UK wide centre 7" vinyl single, also including Satellite, superb cartoon strip picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played VS191)