Friday, March 24, 2023

KISS confirm Shout It Out Loud biopic plans

KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed the band will be featured in a new biopic tentatively entitled “Shout It Out Loud.”

“It’s a biopic about the first four years of KISS,” McGhee tells The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn. “We’re just starting it now. We’ve already sold it, it’s already done, we have a director, McGhee [Entertainment]. That’s moving along and that’ll come in ’24.”

According to a 2021 Deadline report, the project will be directed by Joachim Rønning, the Norwegian filmmaker whose credits include “Kon-Tiki”, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, with a script is written by Ole Sanders.

Rock-based biopics have made headlines in recent years, with Queen’s 2018 film “Bohemian Rhapsody” going on to win four Academy Awards and earn more than $900 million dollars at the box office to become the highest-grossing music biopic in history, while the success of Motley Crue’s 2019 film, “The Dirt”, inspired the band to reunite for the biggest tour of their career; other recent projects have featured a look at the careers of Elton John ("Rocketman") and Elvis Presley ("Elvis").

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons formed KISS in January of 1973 from the ashes of the pair’s previous band, Wicked Lester; the group’s original lineup – which also featured guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss – was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.

KISS will launch the final 50 shows of their career in South America next month before playing dates across Europe this summer and closing out their live career with December 1 and 2 shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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