The Who Call "Quadrophenia" Sequel A "Blatant Attempt To Cash In"
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:07:15
The sequel to the 1979 mod, cult-classic film Quadrophenia, which was loosely based on the 1973 The Who album of the same name, will begin shooting this summer. "Filmmaker Ray Burdis said he would be directing the film, based on the book To Be Someone, which he claimed had been given the blessing of The Who's Pete Townshend.
But Townshend, lead singer Roger Daltrey and Bill Curbishley (The Who's manager who produced the original Quadrophenia and, more recently, The Railway Man), have now rejected any suggestions they are backing the new film," reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Curbishley said in a statement, "Quadrophenia has an enduring appeal and will forever be the definitive mod film. Quadrophenia is a significant and influential film based on The Who's music, not some Carry On franchise. Any follow-up to this film could only be made by the authors of the original and would need to be worthy of the name. This karaoke sequel announced recently in the press would be totally ridiculous."
"Curbishley added that the new film wouldn't star Sting or Winstone or feature any words or music from The Who, describing it as a "blatant attempt to cash in" on the original's popularity," writes The Hollywood Reporter.
The Who are touring throughout Europe this summer. Their next show is set for June 11th at the Isle of Wight Festival in the United Kingdom. After that, they will play a few more European festival shows before headlining arenas around the continent. The last arena show currently on their schedule is set for September 19th in Milan, Italy.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff