Martin Scorsese Linked To Feature Film About The Ramones
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.28.2014
The band's estates are working together...
Billboard reports that Martin Scorsese has been linked to a feature film about The Ramones. The band's estates are looking into a possible film among several other projects to celebrate the band's legacy.
Until recently, the estate was controlled separately. Johnny Ramone's widow Linda had control of half and Joey Ramone's brother Mickey had the other. The two are now working together, co-managed by Jampol Artist Management (The Doors, Janis Joplin, Tupac, Otis Reading). The company has plans for a documentary, a play and a book, among other projects.
Jeff Jampol said: "The 40th anniversary of the Ramones is coming up in 2016, that's when the first album came out. So we have a lot of projects leading up to that. We're looking at a documentary on the Ramones, we just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before. It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the '70s and a little bit in the '80s, from a gentleman who had shot them, his name is George Seminara. You'll see a book coming, which is not a biographical book so much, but a story of the band's formation and those first few records and that craziness that happened. It'll be a combination of prose, photographs and memorabilia and posters, just kind of documenting the scene."