There’s plans to make a biopic about the life of the legendary late frontman and bassist of Motorhead – Lemmy Kilmister. It’s been said it will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Word is the film will be titled “Lemmy” and will be directed by Greg Olliver who has directed an official Motorhead clip – Rock Out.
The movie will tell the story of most of Lemmy’s life with his childhood in Stoke-on-Trent, and the well known time he was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and his brief stint in Hawkwind.
Greg Olliver speaks about Lemmy “Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them, Marlboro Reds and Jack Daniel’s for breakfast, speed for dinner – all true. 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.”
“It is a story of immense cultural importance,” added Chirazi and Singerman, “If the last five years of his absence has taught us anything, it is that he was more unique than anyone could ever have known because no-one touches the quality and sheer freedom of the man. Greg is a deeply-trusted part of our circle, and we are delighted to see this film coming to fruition.”
“Lemmy and Motorhead’s music had a major influence on my life and music experience. They were the band that started the crossover of metal and punk, VMI couldn’t be more excited to bring this story to the big screen,” said VMI’s Relis.
This is exciting news and this is something to really look forward to, there may be delays due to Covid-19 but there’s hope production will begin in 2021.
The thing is, who the fuck will play Lemmy? Orlando Bloom? Russell Brand? Russell Crowe? Steve Buscemi? Or just DeepFake the face with a voiceover? Who knows!