KISS, one of the greatest bands in rock music history, is about to receive the biopic treatment. Netflix has won a bidding war for the rights to the project, which should be titled Shout the loud. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, founding members of the legendary group, are expected to produce the project and will be closely associated with it. Not that KISS needs any help gaining recognition, but it could once again catapult them into the limelight in a big way. If everything goes as planned.
According to a new report, Shout the loud is directed by Joachim Ronning. Filmmaker’s previous credits include Maleficent: mistress of evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Ole Sanders wrote the most recent version of the screenplay, William Blake Herron having written an earlier version. Although no other suitor has been named, it is said that Netflix is in the process of finalizing the deal after a bidding war for the film. Given that Netflix is spending $ 17 billion on original content in 2021 alone, it looks like their deep pockets have once again won the day.
The KISS music catalog will indeed be a large part of the film. This is one of the advantages of having Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley associated directly. But it will chronicle their friendship, which ultimately led to the formation of one of the greatest bands in history. Guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss will be pictured onscreen, but it remains to be seen whether or not they will be directly involved in the film itself. It has also not been revealed at this time who will play any of the band members. Although the project is said to be on the fast track. If this is indeed the case, we should hear casting information as soon as possible.
Music biopics can be a really big deal. They say that hope is to do for KISS what Bohemian Rhapsody made for Queen. It is, without a doubt, a high bar to cross. Released in 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody became a box office sensation, ultimately making over $ 900 million worldwide. He also won numerous awards for the season, with Rami Malek winning the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury. The box office is certainly not an issue with Netflix. But with over 200 million subscribers worldwide, he could serve KISS to a new generation of fans. Netflix has already dipped its toes into the world of musical biopics. Dirtiness, released in 2019, chronicled Motley Crue.
KISS has been active since 1973. Their live album Living! catapulted them to the rank of superstar. In the years that followed, the band sold over 100 million albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are currently in the middle of a farewell tour. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details on the project become available. This news comes to us via Deadline.
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