Is it too early to call Marty’s forthcoming Rolling Stone’s documentary an abomination? ‘Cause we already did. But we’re all about redemption, and today reports come of a project should bring back Scorsese back into our rock-doc good graces:
Via Daily Variety:
Martin Scorsese has committed to direct an untitled documentary about the life of George Harrison.
Scorsese will produce with Harrison’s widow Olivia and Nigel Sinclair in a co-production between Scorsese’s Sikelia Prods., Harrison’s Grove Street Prods., and Sinclair’s Spitfire Pictures.
[It] will cover Harrison’s Beatles career and later years that included a successful solo music career as well as a foray as a movie mogul when he backed Handmade Films and made pics such as “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” and “Time Bandits.” Scorsese, who explored themes of faith in “Kundun” and “The Last Temptation of Christ,” will also focus closely on the Eastern spiritual pursuits that were central to Harrison’s life.
Sounds compelling, right? The doc’s “being constructed as a theatrical release,” but don’t line up for tix just yet: it’s gonna take a few years to complete. The Quiet One’s fam is along for the ride, providing Scorsese with access to private archives, and the surviving Beatles are expected to participate as well. Here’s hoping it’s more Last Waltz or No Direction Home and less Shine A Light. As mentioned, the doc’s still in need of a title. So since Martin’s an avid Stereogum reader, hit us with your suggestions and we’ll be sure to send ‘em to him.
Love ya, Georgie.