The past year has been very good for biopics about famous musicians. First, there was the film about the life and career of Queen front man Freddie Mercury called “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It was a massive hit around the world. Shortly after that film had started to be made, it was announced that an Elton John biopic was in the works called “Rocket Man.” Once again, the film made a lot of money for the studio that produced it. Therefore, it was only a matter of time until many other musical biopics started to be green lit.
There are a few movie projects about famous musicians that have been in the works for a while. Bob Dylan will be the focus of a future film. It will be directed by James Mangold. The time period will be the point in Dylan’s career when he stopped writing folk music and started performing rock music and playing the electric guitar. There will also be films that will chronicle the careers of such music icons as the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Culture Club and Elvis Presley. These films are in various stages of development. However, none of them have started to be filmed as of yet. There are several that do not even have scripts at this point. Therefore, it will be a long time until these films are playing at the theater.
The person responsible for the production of the Michael Jackson biopic said that the film is going to explore all aspects of his life. It is going to be an honest portrayal of his talent and his flaws. It is interesting that a movie about Jackson is being produced after the negative hit that his image took when the “Leaving Neverland” documentary was released.
All of the studios that are producing these films have the rights to use the original music of these people. This is obviously a very crucial element when you are making a movie about a famous musician. The reason the Queen and Elton John movies connected with audiences around the world is the fact that they did not pull any punches. They told the story of these people in an honest way that did not sugarcoat the truth. This is something that is very important to people when they are seeing a biopic. They want to see the story of the person’s life told accurately.