The Who’s Roger Daltrey is collaborating on a biopic of the band’s late drummer, Keith Moon.
Daltrey has been a long-time supporter of the untitled project, the first in a multi-picture develepment and financing deal between global film production and distribution company Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures.
A writer is currently being commissioned to kick-start the development of the script about the legendary Moon, known for his eccentric ways and raucous drumming before his death in 1978.
“The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart,” says Daltrey, “so I am excited to reinvigorate it and grateful to Wendy [Rutland], Toby [Moores] and Da Vinci for their enthusiastic support.”
“I am a massive Who fan and consider Keith Moon to be the greatest rock drummer of all time,” added Da Vinci's Wendy Rutland. “I could feel Roger’s passion and detailed perspective for this unique story after our first phone call. We are excited to be topping up our deal with Exclusive, and look forward to growing the relationship.”
This week, The Who re-released multiple versions of their 1969 masterpiece, “Tommy”, including a Deluxe Edition and the Super Deluxe Box Set.
The reissues come with a wealth of previously unheard material in the form of 20 demos from Townshend’s archive and also a full live performance of “Tommy” from 1969 taken from tapes that infamously Townshend asked the band’s sound engineer to burn.
The Super Deluxe box also features a 5.1 mix featuring the complete album remixed in Surround Sound on new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray format. As well as the music, the limited edition Super Deluxe box set comes with a hardback 80-page, full-colour book featuring rare period photos, memorabilia, a 20,000-word essay by legendary Who aficionado Richard Barnes, and a rare facsimile Tommy poster housed in a hard-back deluxe slip-case.
Check out a full tracklisting of the “Tommy” reissues here.
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