Published Dec 01, 2010There's no doubt that the Clash's 1979 album, London Calling, is one of the most revered albums in rock'n'roll history. Last year, the seminal LP received an expanded reissue that included a DVD with a making-of documentary, plus other extras. Now, the creation of London Calling will be explored further in a new biopic.
The band are on board for the film, as founding members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon will serve as executive producers. It's being produced by Ruby Films' Allison Owen and Paul Trijbits.
Owen told the BBC, "Fans of the Clash all over the world have been waiting a long time to see their extraordinary story played out properly and accurately on the big screen."
She added, "We're happy that Mick and Paul have given the project their blessing and are on board to help steer the ship."
The script is being penned by Jez Butterworth, who has written films like Fair Game, The Last Legion and Birthday Girl. There's currently no cast, but filming is due to start next year.
This isn't the only Clash-related biopic on the horizon. Just two weeks ago, we reported that a Joe Strummer biopic, tentatively titled Joe Public, was in the works.