Get ready to form a mosh pit and wear your mohawks with pride at your local Cineplex. The filmmaking duo that brought us BOTTLE SHOCK is planning on making a film about the famed club CBGB’s. According to Variety, Randall Miller and Jody Savin will direct and co-write an untitled film about the early days of American punk rock that will center around the club.
“This is a film about an era of music, about a place that I hung out at in New York in the early 80’s and about an unsung champion of new music, “ Savin said. Miller added: “ (Jody) knows everything I do as a filmmaker but she adds a love for New York and an ear for this time and place”.
The film will follow the real life story of Hilly Crystal’s CBGB club and its impact on the underground music scene, highlighting artists such as The Ramones, Blondie and the Talking Heads. It needn’t be stated, but for those of you who don’t know, the club was at the epicenter of the punk rock and new wave scene and was a rite of passage for bands to play the venue. The club closed in 2006.
You would think since music rights tend to be very pricey these days that licensing the songs for this film would prove to be difficult. No need to worry! Brad Rosenberger, the former senior VP of Warner Chappell, will produce and help secure the rights. The project is gearing up to go in front of the cameras next summer. What are your thoughts?