Martin Scorsese to Make RAMONES Film

By Amirose Eisenbach August 29, 2014

Martin Scorsese is taking a break from his collaborations with his recent muse Leonardo DiCaprio and reportedly is adventuring into the rock scene. The Ramones are considered one of the most influential rock bands of all time and it's crazy to think that no one has made a real good biopic about them yet. Academy Award winner Scorsese is apparently looking to change that.

The big reveal happened at the annual Johnny Ramone tribute at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which took place this past Sunday. It was announced that, "The documentary is just one of several projects in the works. Among the others are a theatrical play, a book and a film, which already has Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese attached."

The hope is for a 2016 release but no writer has currently been announced. It will definitely be pretty poetic if that happens, as 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the band's first LP, "Ramones".

Very few other details have been revealed, but according to Jeff Jampol, who manages the band's estate, "Authenticity is the foundation of everything. And luckily, when you have a really genius artist like the Ramones you don't have to spin it."

With an incredible director like Scorsese at the helm and the legacy of a groundbreaking group of artists like "The Ramones", our interest in definitely intact. Now the next question would be, who would they get to portray the musicians?

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Source: Spin

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