Published Mar 21, 2012In recognition of their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones have already promised a retrospective documentary. Now, that still-untitled flick has been slated for a September release.
A press release notes that this will be the first officially sanctioned film about the Stones to trace the evolution of their entire career to date. It will begin in 1963 -- if you remember, the band actually formed in '62, but Charlie Watts didn't join until '63, and that's how the group are justifying not touring until next year to mark their 50th year.
Director Brett Morgan said in a press release, "For anyone who wants to experience the band, this is the film that will defy convention and create a sonic tapestry to transport viewers into the world of the Rolling Stones. The film will deliver the original, bold, sexy and dangerous flavour of the iconic rock band."
The film apparently includes "hours of never-before-seen footage in a rare, uncensored format that reveals the band's vivid stories told through their eyes and their voices." It will come out through Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Prior to the documentary's premiere, Thames & Hudson will release the only authorized book about the Stones' anniversary. Entitled The Rolling Stones: 50, the photographic biography boasts band-selected images alongside their own words.