Oasis to Be Remembered with New Documentary
Published Nov 02, 2015Oasis have been broken up since 2009, and while some fans continue to speculate about whether or not the band will reunite, the classic Britpop group are set to be remembered with an upcoming documentary.
The flick is being directed by Mat Whitecross, who has previously helmed the Ian Drury drama Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and the Stone Roses-themed coming of age story Spike Island. Screen Daily reports that the filmmakers have been given "unprecedented" access to the band, and the doc will included unseen footage from the archives. It's bound to shed some little on the Gallagher brothers' infamously rocky relationship.
It apparently traces the band's journey from the time that Noel joined in 1991 through their rise to fame and eventual split.
Andrew Orr of Independent Films said in a statement, "Oasis are without doubt one of the classic British rock bands selling 70 million albums worldwide and defining the sound of a whole era. At its heart are Liam and Noel Gallagher, two of the finest rock 'n' roll stars this country has ever produced. Mat's sensibility and style are going to provide the perfect complement to this tale of the rise of one of the great rock'n'roll bands."
The film will be produced by James Gay-Rees of On the Corner, Fiona Neilson of Mint Pictures and Simon Halfon of Nemperor. Asif Kapadia will executive produce. Both Gay-Rees and Kapadia worked on the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy.
Financing and UK distribution have already been secured. Independent will launch it at the American Film Market (which takes place this month), presumably with the goal of securing a North American release.
UPDATE (4/20, 12:30 p.m.): The Oasis documentary doesn't have a title or a release date just yet, but we've just learned that it'll be released in Canada via D Films.