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 - Silly Thing - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.00, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 04-Feb-2023 15:01)
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 with 'It Wuzn't Me' etched in the run-out grooves, picture sleeve VS256)
- Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant + Sleeve - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.40, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 01-Feb-2023 16:38)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant (1977 UK solid centre 7" single, also including a cover of The Stooges' No Fun' ,paper flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little faint ring wear and has slight wear on edge of sleeve, and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only a few light surface scuffs VS184)
- Sex Pistols - Something Else - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.00, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 01-Feb-2023 15:34)
SEX PISTOLS Something Else (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Friggin' In The Riggin, picture sleeve. The sleeve is overall Excellent with creasing to opening edge & the vinyl shows light signs of play VS240)
- Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle + Insert & Stickers - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £95.00, $114.00, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jan-2023 09:04)
SEX PISTOLS The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (1979 UK 24-track double LP soundtrack to Julien Temple's movie, starring the late Malcolm McLaren. Includes I Wanna Be Me and Anarchy In The UK not listed on the jacket, with red & yellow labels stating 'sorry about the incorrect tracklisting on sleeve - it's another swindle!', hype-stickered gatefold picture sleeve with correct tracklisting insert. The sleeve shows some light edgewear, whilst both vinyl discs are in near mint conditionVD2510)
- Sex Pistols - Spunk - Punk Art sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £75.00, $90.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 10:27)
SEX PISTOLS Spunk - Punk Art sleeve (2023 UK limited edition vinyl 7" from London artist & musician MAL-ONE featuring his 'Not Another Punk Rock 45' track in an exclusive Sex Pistols decollage picture sleeve, using the original classic album artwork imagary of the band from MAL-ONE's own personal punk collection. The Giclee printed spined cover on 315gsm Heritage paper is one of a collection of original punk albums reworked into an exclusive limited edition of just 20 hand-numbered copies per release (the lowest number in stock at the time of order will be sent), each signed and authenticated by the artist MAL-ONE and blind stamped with his Punk Art safety pin motif. The Third Series of Punk Art 7" sleeves MAL-ONE-007)
- Sex Pistols - Live '76 - UK - vinyl box set - £79.99, $95.99, €89.59 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jan-2023 16:02)
SEX PISTOLS Live '76 (2016 UK 57-track Vinyl 4-LP Box set, featuring recordings from four different UK gigs in 1976 from Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall, Islington Screen On The Green, HM Prison Chelmsford and 76 Club Burton On Trent. Each LP in issued in its own picture sleeve, with a 6-page glossy booklet with pictures and track credits, all housed within a 12" square card picture box. Although not sealed, the box shows minimal wear and the contents are Near Mint)
- Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £95.00, $114.00, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2022 12:11)
SEX PISTOLS God Save The Queen (1977 Japanese wide centred 7" single, also featuring Did You No Wrong, housed in a die-cut company sleeve complete with the blue & silver 'blackmail' text picture insert. The insert shows very little of its age&the vinyl looks barely played. This example also includes a bonus magazing clipping from the 1970s! YK-90-AX)
- Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Sep-2022 09:36)
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 shows minimal wear & the vinyl remains near 'as new' with few signs of play VS184)
- Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.40, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2022 12:28)
SEX PISTOLS Holidays In The Sun (1977 UK solid centre 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)
- Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (July 1976 Demo Version) - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £35.00, $42.00, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 03-Aug-2022 10:59)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant (Scarce 1989 UK injection moulded promotional vinyl 7" which was originally issued exclusively with Spiral Scratch magazine #4, including the original July 1976 Demo Versions of the title track and 'Seventeen' [althoughit is incorrectly listed as 'I Wanna Be Me']. Issued in a plain die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition SCRATCH4)