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 - Pretty Vacant + Sleeve - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.44, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 10:29)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant (1977 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including a cover of The Stooges' No Fun. The picture sleeve shows the odd crease or spot of stressing at the opening and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with a few light signs of play VS184)
- Sex Pistols - Spunk - Black Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $34.24, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jun-2021 14:09)
SEX PISTOLS Spunk (2015 UK/EU 12-track black vinyl LP featuring the legendary 'Original 1977 Bootleg Album' which pre-dated the release of their official debut by a month! Consisting of three demo recording sessions with producer Dave Goodmanfrom July & October 1976 and January 1977, all sessions recorded with the original line-up including Glen Matlock. Picture sleeve with pink punk titles, factory sealed from new)
- Sex Pistols - 100 Club Press Conference - UK - picture disc LP - £35.00, $47.95, €40.60 (Back In Stock) (arrived 30-Mar-2021 12:27)
SEX PISTOLS 100 Club Press Conference (1996 UK limited edition picture disc, the full press conference given by the band for the 1996 'Filfthy Lucre' Tour, great '76 era picture on one side and a dreadlocked Lydon on the other! SEX1LP)
- Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK - Punk Art sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £75.00, $102.75, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2021 14:27)
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 Giclée 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 stock atthe 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)
- Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - Peach & Green Sleeve - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $41.09, €34.79 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2021 13:43)
SEX PISTOLS Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track black vinyl LP including the bonus track Sub-Mission. Housed inside a replica of the 1977 USA colour variant picture sleeve printed in peachy pink with a green splash, and track titles in blackmail lettering on the back cover. Includes the party classics God Save The Queen and Anarchy In The UK..! Brand new & factory sealed)
- Sex Pistols - Some Product - 1st - Stickered Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $24.66, €20.88 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2021 12:32)
SEX PISTOLS Some Product (1979 UK first issue 7-track vinyl LP on the red / green Virgin label which 'sinks' halfway out, comprising a collection of interviews presented in a collage style. The glossy picture sleeve retains its original custom 'VR2' / price sticker on the front and the vinyl displays some light cosmetic wear but remains in excellent condition VR2)
- Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - 2007 Issue - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $34.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2021 15:55)
SEX PISTOLS Pretty Vacant (2007 UK limited edition 2-track 7" single pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, issued to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of 'Never Mind The Bollocks'; including 'No Fun'. The vinyl appears barely played with replica late 70s Virgin labels and comes issued in a replica of the original smashed picture frame picture sleeve VS184)
- Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle + Insert & Stickers - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $68.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-May-2021 13:33)
SEX PISTOLS The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (1979 UK 24-track double LP soundtrack, hype-stickered (one on each side) gatefold picture sleeve with credits insert. Both discs have a picture label with the album artwork on one side & either a yellow or red label on the reverse. This copy has the listing 'Watcha Gonna Do About It' correct on the inside of the gatefold sleeve, but is omitted from the label & insert. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing & the vinyl remains near 'asnew' with few signs of play VD2510)
- Sex Pistols - The Swindle Continues + obi - Japanese - picture disc LP - Promo - £125.00, $171.25, €145.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Jun-2021 10:55)
SEX PISTOLS The Swindle Continues (Rare 1988 Japanese promo sample double vinyl picture disc LP set, featuring 8-tracks from the original band & 8-tracks from The Ex-Pistols, custom printed discs in a promotional stickered die-cut gatefold card picture sleeve with 4-page lyric insert and obi-strip 35204~5-45)
- Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks - 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $34.24, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jul-2021 09:24)
SEX PISTOLS Never Mind The Bollocks (2014 UK/EU 12-track 'Back To Black' edition of their classic album, first released in 1977. Pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, picture sleeve with MP3 download code included. This copy is brandnew and STILL SEALED in its hype stickered shrink SEXPISLP77) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time