Well. I guess they won't be shooting in May then...
|Now I really have a bad feeling about this movie. What a mess.|
|Only now? After 10 or so years of making without having shot anything?|
|Anyone would think this movie is jinxed, I wonder what the budget is for this movie?|
|about fifty quid by sounds of it|
|Note "creative differences" with the band.....again. sound familiar?|
|Just abandon the thing ffs, no one cares anyway...|
brENsKi wrote: about fifty quid by sounds of itI agree it does all sound low budget it confirmed it for me after hearing Dexter "was" involved.
Spinal Tap 2.
|"Ben Whishaw-starring Freddie Mercury bio loses helmer," March 14, 2014
|We don't need a movie about Freddie and Queen,Roger,Brian will never agree with Producer,Director anyway.I think a far better idea would be for Brian and Roger to write a book together,which would be more informative than some crappy 90 mins of rehash of what we all know.|
|I am relatively new to Queen Zone and to discovering any background information on Queen the band. I'm sure most of you know much more than I.
As a lover of nearly all music I now know why. Queen albums took 5-6 years sometimes to get released in the U.S. if at all. No album or single release no radio play and then add Paul Prenter's involvement.
There seems to be a lot of anger, resentment and jealousy surrounding the history of Freddie Mercury. Elton John's former manager and Queen's for a spell hired Paul Prenter as an assistant. In an interview Brian indicates that after Freddie's death Queen found out that Prenter was telling DJ's in America that Freddie didn't want to speak with them. Prenter succumbed to AIDS as well.
What I'm curious about with regard to the biopic is that in one of the Queen biography videos Jim "Miami" Beach says that Freddie told him I'm not leaving you anything in my will but you are my executor, do whatever you want with my music, just don't make me boring" - paraphrasing.
Brian May has said "we have the music".
I suppose this means that the remaining members of Queen own the rights to Queen music and Jim Beach to Freddie's solo music and image, etc.?
Does Mary having been left royalties, etc. have a vested interest and thus a say in what is done as it will affect her earning potential?
The more I read the more a tangled web this story seems to have. With this biopic being in the news a lot of the old interviews are resurfacing. I re-read the interview by David Wigg with Mary Austin "Freddie gave the band 1/4 share of the last 4 albums, he didn't have to do that".
Brian May in an interview "after the Magic tour we decided to share writing credits equally" - paraphrase
Some speculate that Mary meant he was ill and could have spent his time doing other things? yet she contradicts herself by saying Freddie only lived until he couldn't work any longer.
At the time of Freddie's death the band had sold approximately 80 million records, now over 300 million.
Freddie's estate was worth approximately 8 million when he died, it's nearly tripled if not more.
A interesting find is that there seem to be zero pictures of Mary Austin and Freddie's family. The love of his life? I think I finally unravelled the reasoning behind giving Mary the house. Freddie was her son's godfather, a position he took seriously according to Reinhold Mack.
Really, who cares right? well if the story wasn't so damn compelling...... it's no wonder it's taken so long to film this biopic.
Just a few insights or questions from a wanna be investigator :)
philip storey wrote: We don't need a movie about Freddie and Queen,Roger,Brian will never agree with Producer,Director anyway.I think a far better idea would be for Brian and Roger to write a book together,which would be more informative than some crappy 90 mins of rehash of what we all know.The last thing the world needs is "Freddie Mercury the Re-Told Story", but there is a genuine possibility for dramatising key moments to paint a portrait of FM as a person.
The only problem is that such a movie doesn't need WWRY on the soundtrack, so that rules out Brian's support...
|I wanted to add in Mary Austin's defense. She was probably justified in her actions against the "hangers on". She was around for 20'ish years the others at the most 13? I don't know how long Peter Strayker sp? had known one another.|
|Will it be better than the Paul Potts story? No, sadly.|
|The best thing for the band would be to let the BBC make one of their Docudramas, they don’t have the best budget but I have seen 5 of them (“Kenny Everett”, “Holy flying circus”, “Eric and Ernie”, “an adventure in space and time” and “the wipers times”.) and so far every one has been enjoyable and respectful.|
|I'd give Nick Moran a go. I was very impressed with what he did on Telstar. I heard him on BBC R2 the other week and he's a massive music fan.
Although I am starting to think that this movie won't get off the ground now and with the end of WWRY in sight I can see a film version of that looming with Pierce Brosnan as Khashoggi.
|They should do a sci-fi movie instead, they have the WWRY script, so it can be easily adapted into a movie with an arranged Queen soundtrack.
Watch an actor lip-singing Freddie is not my cup of tea, i prefer to watch Live in Budapest.
|That's good news. Maybe they replace main actor :)|
|I heard Robert De Niro say that he is involved with the making of the Freddie film. So it is probably going to be big budget. I mean to be also talking before to Sasha Baron Cohen, you would need to be talking big bucks wouldn't you?|
|Too bad, more delay. The more I see of Ben Whishaw the more I feel he will do justice to the part. He has a "genuine" way about him...like Freddie.|
|The thing is, films go through all this palava before reaching the main production stage. The difference here, is that we're getting updates pretty regularly from people like Brian or Roger. If you research some productions, you'll find that they took years to come to fruition. Not only that, but, shit happens! - Actors backing out (Tom Selleck - Indiana Jones), directors back out of films (Darren Aronofsky - Robocop), delayed production dates (Upcoming Star Wars film), etc. etc.
This is all very normal guys. It's just that we have, a) A close personal eye on this project and b), Insiders in the form of Brian and Roger to give us that inside info. Oh, and biopics are usually quite budget friendly, i.e. less than 10 million, generally speaking.
|Right on, Babaloo!|
Adam Baboolal wrote: The thing is, films go through all this palava before reaching the main production stage. The difference here, is that we're getting updates pretty regularly from people like Brian or Roger. If you research some productions, you'll find that they took years to come to fruition. Not only that, but, shit happens! - Actors backing out (Tom Selleck - Indiana Jones), directors back out of films (Darren Aronofsky - Robocop), delayed production dates (Upcoming Star Wars film), etc. etc. This is all very normal guys. It's just that we have, a) A close personal eye on this project and b), Insiders in the form of Brian and Roger to give us that inside info. Oh, and biopics are usually quite budget friendly, i.e. less than 10 million, generally speaking.FYI, Tom Selleck didn't back out of Indiana Jones. The TV series he was on at the time (Magnum PI) would not allow him to take the part. Same goes for Pierce Brosnan who would have been James Bond YEARS ealier than he was had it not been for the producers of Remington Steele refusing him the opportunity.