Hollywood Goes Lemmy...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Winslow, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    This was more or less inevitable, I guess. From the showbiz trades this morning:

    Biopic of Iconic Motorhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister in the Works

    Ian Fraser Kilmister, the late lead singer of Motörhead, one of rock's legendary hard-living frontmen and a figure recognised globally as just "Lemmy," is getting the biopic treatment.

    The upcoming film, Lemmy, is to be directed by Greg Olliver, who spent three years following Motörhead and Kilmister — who passed away in 2015 aged 70 — for the 2010 documentary of the same name.

    The new project, which will be introduced to buyers by VMI Worldwide at the upcoming virtual Cannes market, will center on Kilmister — regarded as a godfather of heavy metal — and his adventures as a "vanguard and talisman of the loudest, dirtiest and most liberated rock ’n’ roll band in the world."

    Mot&#246rhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Is Getting a Biopic Movie

    "Everything you've heard about Lemmy is probably true... not because he was embracing rock n' roll clichés, but because he was creating them," Olliver said of the beloved musician. He adds: "But behind that steely-eyed façade of rock n' roll was also a compelling, complicated and lion-hearted man who stayed the course and never gave up playing the music that made him happy. We've been carefully developing this biopic since 2013, making sure to stay true to Lemmy, Motörhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and all the other folks that played important roles in Lemmy's life. This will be a film they'll be proud of."

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  2. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    "Casting has yet to be announced. Speaking just months before his death, Kilmister said he would have wanted Roger Moore to play him in a biopic."

    Haha, I'm going to assume he was yanking the interviewer's chain.
  3. I'm not a huge Motorhead fan but could be an interesting flick if it's well done.

    I still wonder how he made it to 70, but than again, look at Keef! :laugh:
  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Not sure how i feel about this, but hopefully the man himself would have got a kick out of it...
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  5. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Isn't this already out on Netflix?
    I know I watched a documentary with Lemmy recently.
    Maybe this is a new one?
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  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    There’s a difference between a documentary and a biopic; what you saw(most likely)was this...
    Lemmy (2010) - IMDb
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  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Ian McShane might have been a good choice at one time, but a little long in the tooth now. In fact, he’s a few years older than Lemmy.
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  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    When I began enjoying Motörhead I was a medium-sized fanatic, but as I got older I grew into a large fanatic.
    All along I was an avid fan.
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  9. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    Anyone who hasn't read his biography is missing out. It's one of the most fun books I've ever read.

  10. Probably THE most honest guy in rock and roll. I loved hearing him interviewed.
    He never flinched at any question, even about the dope. He would just honestly discuss it like it was tea and biscuits.
    And never apologized...about anything.
    The movie should be great.... I hope.
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  11. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The ONLY book I've read twice back-to-back, I was on the last chapter when Lemmy died, & just started all over at page 1 when I finished. (between drinking Jack & Coke & playing my RIC 4004)
    It's also one of only a handful of books that I won't move along, including a signed autobiography by George Takei & Marky Ramone's autobiography.
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  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    No sleep 'til download...
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  13. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    I've seen a few Legends of the musical world cross the Styx in my time. Lemmy's death, up to this point, was the only one that inflicted personal grief on me.
    I've hugely enjoyed that dirty and loud Rock and Roll and continue to do so.

    Very much looking forward to that movie.
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  14. Holdsg

    Holdsg Father of Pugs Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    I would try to cast Harry Shearer
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  15. Will it be young Lemmy ca. 1960s-1980s or will it be more recent older Lemmy?

    Tough to imagine an actor who can fit the shoes for one of those categories let alone both.
  16. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    You two didn't get along?
  17. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I'll wait for the video to be online and fast forward right to where the drug problems start :roflmao:

    That's always the best part of biopics for me ;)
  18. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Inactive

    Jun 22, 2013
    Seems like a job for Jared Harris. 2D88461B-47A0-4D24-9A97-3DFA796381FD.jpeg
  19. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    Sean Connery mighta could in the past, but I'm scared it will be Tom Cruise like he did Reacher.
  20. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    AFAIK the biggest problem he had was getting busted in Canada, but it turned out to be a great shifting point for him when Hawkwind just left him behind.

    The ironic part is that Dave & the rest of HW chastised him for using, yet they were ALL on drugs!