Roger Taylor Confirms The Duran Duran Biopic That Will Resemble ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor spoke to The Sun and revealed that the band has started working on their upcoming biographical movie. He claimed that it will be as well adapted as Queen’s biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and sharing his ideas about it.
As you may remember, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a biographical musical drama movie directed by Bryan Singer and written by Anthony McCarten. The movie was released on October 23, 2018, and is based on Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s life along with the band’s rising popularity and commercial success thanks to their iconic performances.
The biopic received very positive reviews from Queen fans and movie critics, and Rami Malek’s performance as Mercury was highly appreciated. After the movie’s success, the other legendary bands and musicians began working on their autobiographical films and went on a hunt to find the right director, producer, and cast.
In addition, Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor announced that they also wanted to immortalize their remarkable and successful careers through a movie like Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Taylor said they are talking about the details of the upcoming Duran Duran biopic without giving any specific information about its name or release date.
In Taylor’s words, he said:
“It’s something that is under discussion. It’s being discussed and we’ve had different scripts and ideas put forward. We haven’t quite decided on the right one yet. But there are things in development, so we will see where they go. We would love to do something like that, and I think something will happen in the next few years.
It would have to be someone who’s on the cusp of their career, who’s got the right look, the right vibe. That’s going to take some time to find, I think.”
Taylor added that finding the actor, who will depict him in the movie, is essential to create a realistic experience for Duran Duran fans. So it seems like the band members will continue to focus on their biopic’s details for a long time.