London Calling: the movie

How exciting to discover there’s a film in the pipeline on the subject of one of the most influential bands ever – The Clash. Exciting but scary too. It could be as wonderful as Control, or it could be… a disaster. A bit like meeting your hero, or watching the film version of a book you have grown up with, all those high expectations could be met with bitter disappointment. However, the signs are promising so far. Former Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simenon are on board as ‘executive producers and advisers’ so the story should be authentic and just think of all the unseen footage that must be lurking in Jones’ lockup. Now, we just need Don Letts to direct and we’re all set.

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10 Responses to London Calling: the movie

  1. sarah. says:

    very interested to see this!

  2. Kirsty says:

    ohhhh all these films in the pipeline make me so nervous – you're right about it potentially being like meeting your idol. The Great Gatsby, for example, makes me so anxious that someone will shit all over my favourite book in the whole world. Here's hoping it will do The Clash justice… x

  3. Chuck says:

    Very interesting… We shall see. x

  4. Penny Dreadful says:

    This is very exciting. For now, I am being positive and sure it will be marvellous.

  5. A La Mode says:

    This is such good news to start my day!! X

  6. mrs lister says:

    oooh lets hope it's good

    i LOVED 'the future is unwritten'

  7. That's Not My Age says:

    Very excited about this, The Clash are my favourite band, ever! Met them once when I was a student and though it's still a fantastic story (won't bore you with it now) you're absolutely right, there's something disappointing about meeting your heroes.

  8. Make Do Style says:

    Oh yes lets let Don direct – I'll ask him if he's the chosen one!

  9. Kate says:

    Hmmm…..sounds amazing on paper!! Hopefully it will be as good as it could be!! Is there a trailer yet?


  10. WendyB says:

    Crossing my fingers that it's good. I loved Control — sad it didn't get more recognition.

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