According to longtime KISS manager Doc McGhee, the biopic about the band should be arriving in 2024
Speaking with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, Doc McGhee discussed some details about the band’s upcoming biopic “Shout It Out Loud“. The film, which will stream on Netflix and was written by Ole Sanders , will be directed by Joachim Rønning, a Norwegian filmmaker whose credits include “Kon-Tiki“, “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales“.
“We’re just starting it now,” Doc said. “We’ve already sold it. [The deal is] already done… So that’s moving along. And that’ll come in ’24.”
In September of 2021, Doc said the script for “Shout It Out Loud” was “completely done”. He added: “Mark Canton, who is a very, very powerful producer and production company who has the TV series ‘Power’ and ‘Ghost’ and all that stuff, and he was a president of Sony and all that, he’s done 300 films — a really, really great guy — his team and Universal Music and ourselves have partnered up with Joachim Rønning, who is a very sought-after director that did things like ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean‘, and ‘Kon-Tiki‘ was up for an Academy Award.
“And the script is about the first four years of KISS. Basically, it’s before they were famous — it was up to Cadillac High, that kind of thing,” referring to the October 1975 concert KISS played in a high school gym in Cadillac, Michigan. “And I think it’s a very interesting look at the formation of KISS, the mindset of how that came about, the social pressure that everybody was in in the ’60s and ’70s that brought something like KISS to the forefront, that it could actually happen. So it’s a very interesting, and I think it’s a well-written movie. And our partners right now is Netflix. It’ll be a theatrical release, then Netflix.”
“Shout It Out Loud“, which will have close cooperation from KISS‘s Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, will be a co-production of Canton’s Atmosphere Entertainment and Universal Music Group. The film will be produced by Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment, Leigh Ann Burton through Opus 7, Courtney Solomon, David Blackman and Jody Gerson through Universal Music Group, McGhee through his McGee Entertainment, Rønning, and Simmons and Stanley. Atmosphere’s Dorothy Canton and David Hopwood are the executive producers.
KISS announced the final shows of their “End Of The Road” farewell tour earlier this month. The two back-to-back shows will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York at the end of 2023.