KISS’ Manager Updates The Band’s Biopic And Details The Script Of The Film
KISS’ longtime manager Doc McGhee opened up about the band’s highly anticipated biopic, ‘Shout It Out Loud,’ during a recent interview with Talking Metal. According to McGhee, the upcoming movie’s script has been completed, and it’s based on the band’s first four years.
Many rock stars have been encouraged to release their biopic to share their legacy after the immense success of rock bands’ biographical movies, such as Mötley Crüe’s ‘The Dirt‘ and Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ It was about time a band legendary like KISS worked on a film reflecting their extraordinary career and the speculations regarding a biopic started in April.
Fortunately for fans, lead singer Paul Stanley confirmed these rumors via a post on his official Twitter page and revealed that they have agreed with Netflix. The band’s biographical movie is named ‘Shout It Out Loud,’ and it’ll be directed by the famous director Joachim Ronning and its script is written by Ole Sanders.
During an interview, Stanley stated that the movie has a pretty good script and is definitely going to be interesting for their fans, but didn’t reveal any further details about the movie’s content. In addition to this, he revealed that the band hadn’t made a movie before because they wanted it to be perfect and only had one shot.
While pieces are coming together regarding the band’s forthcoming film, the biggest update came from the KISS manager. During an interview, Doc McGhee recently opened up about the biopic and said that the team is filled with brilliant people such as Mark Canton and Joachim Rønning.
Furthermore, McGhee announced that the script is officially complete, and the movie will be about KISS’ first years. Apparently, their fans will see how the band started their journey on becoming one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. Now that there’s a script, it’s a matter of time they start shooting, and fans get to see ‘Shout It Out Loud.’
During the podcast, KISS’ manager said:
“Actually, we have a script that’s completely done. Mark Canton, who is a very, very powerful producer and production company who has the TV series ‘Power’ and ‘Ghost’ and all that stuff, and he was a president of Sony and all that, he’s done 300 films, a really, really great guy. His team and Universal Music and ourselves have partnered up with Joachim Rønning, who is a very sought-after director that did things like ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean,’ and ‘Kon-Tiki’ was up for an Academy Award.
And the script is about the first four years of KISS. Basically, it’s before they were famous, it was up to Cadillac High, that kind of thing. And I think it’s a very interesting look at the formation of KISS, the mindset of how that came about, the social pressure that everybody was in in the ’60s and ’70s that brought something like KISS to the forefront, that it could actually happen. So it’s very interesting, and I think it’s a well-written movie. And our partner right now is Netflix. It’ll be a theatrical release, then Netflix.”
Although nearly every fan knows about the formation of KISS, there’s something special about watching how they managed to create such a legacy and what choices they made when they first started. After all, they didn’t know they would become internationally successful rock legends when they were teenagers who were passionate about rock music.