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 - God Save The Queen - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jul-2020 18:02)
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, while the vinyl remains excellent with only a few light signs of play VS181)
- Sex Pistols - Something Else + p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2020 10:50)
SEX PISTOLS Something Else (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Friggin' In The Riggin, card picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light wear & minor creases, the vinyl is Excellent with faint signs of play VS240)
- Sex Pistols - No One Is Innocent - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2020 10:44)
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 - Holidays In The Sun - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2020 12:15)
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 - Anarchy In The UK - EX - French - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jun-2020 07:36)
SEX PISTOLS Anarchy In The UK (1977 French 12" single, also including I Wanna Be Me, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve has some sticker residue on the reverse and some storagewear, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play leaving it Excellent)
- Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle + Poster - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £175.00, $218.75, €196.00 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2020 11:52)
SEX PISTOLS The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Limited Edition 1979 Japanese 25-track double LP on the Nippon Columbia blue & silver label, with alternate tracklisting, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve complete with four-page Japanese/lyric insert, lime green obi-strip & rare fold-out colour poster. The packaging is Excellent with some minor ring wear & light foxing on the back of the poster, which remains unused. The vinyl discs appear Excellent with a deep sheen & few signsof play YB-7004~5-AX)
- Sex Pistols - Some Product - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 27-Mar-2020 14:02)
SEX PISTOLS Some Product (1979 UK 7-track vinyl LP on the smooth green & red Virgin label, comprising a collection of interview snippets interspersed with radio spots. The glossy picture sleeve has some shelfwear scuffing to the edges while the vinyl looks barely played VR2)
- Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant - P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 12-Mar-2020 16:59)
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 - Silly Thing - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 12-Feb-2020 13:17)
SEX PISTOLS Silly Thing (1979 UK 7" vinyl single, taken from the film The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle, also featuring Who Killed Bambi, plain die-cut paper sleeve VS256)
- Sex Pistols - No One Is Innocent - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.74, €7.83 (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)