This past year, it was the rock doc. Pearl Jam, U2, Neil Young, Paul McCartney and a bunch of others I’ve forgotten all got the royal documentary treatment. The classic 1991: The Year Punk Broke was reissued in a 20th anniversary form. Hell, even I’ve been working on a documentary film project. (Still a secret. Sorry.)
Next year, though, is shaping up to be the year of the rock’n’roll movie.
At least two films have advanced well beyond the discussion phase. Something chronicallying the Stone Roses reunion is in the works (A doc? A bio-pic? Depends who you ask.) The other is The Longest Cocktail Party, a drama set during when the Beatles thought they could change the world with Apple Records. Liam Gallagher is on board on both the produciton end of things and is apparently going to have a small part in the film.