Netflix prepares a biopic of the band KISS
Its title is ‘Shout It Out Loud’ and it is directed by Joachim Ronning.
The biopics musicals are a gold mine to explode, it seemed at the least when Bohemian Rhapsody became the great sensation of 2018. Hence came Rocketman (taking charge of even the same person who had completed the shooting of the film Queen, Dexter Fletcher ) and also the Elvis startup. One failed to emulate the success of Bohemian Rhapsody and the other has been indivisibly linked to COVID-19, as it was during filming in Australia that Tom Hanks contracted the virus. The film Baz Luhrmannstarring Austin Butler is still in production (its premiere is set for June 3, 2022 ) and the fever for biopics has weakened.
Not enough, in any case, so that the rights of the band KISS have not been the subject of a recent and spectacular battle between companies. According to Deadline, Netflix has emerged victorious and can already promote a biopic focused on the glam rock group, giving all the rush in the world as evidence that it already has a director and screenwriter. The first will be Joachim Ronning, who together with Espen Sandberg directed both Bandidas (with Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz ) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge and will sign the most recent solo. Maleficent: Mistress of evil. As for the script, it will be written by Ole Sanders from a draft by William Blake Herron.
The title of the biopic is Shout It Out Loud, and it features band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley as godparents. The film will focus on the times when Simmons and Stanley were misfits from Queens who “formed a unique friendship”, and how it later gave way to a successful band, with classics in their repertoire of the caliber of Strutter, Rock and Roll All Nite or I Was Made for Lovin ‘You. The band, completed by Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, not only went down in history for their songs but for their clothing (of unforgettable makeup) and the elaborate staging of their concerts, with fireworks in between.
Netflix would be about to conclude its negotiations to get the rights to the film, which still has a long way to go to be finalized and to designate the components of its cast.