Apparently Netflix is close to securing a deal for the upcoming KISS biopic “Shout It Out Loud”. According to Deadline, the film 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 by Ole Sanders.
“Shout It Out Loud”, which will have close cooperation from bandleaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will be a co-production of Mark 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, KISS’s longtime manager Doc McGhee through his McGee Entertainment, Rønning, and Simmons and Stanley. Atmosphere’s Dorothy Canton and David Hopwood are the executive producers.
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has also previously said that the band was also working on a “definitive” documentary which will include “rare and compelling” KISS-related media submitted by the group’s fans.
KISS launched their farewell tour back in January 2019 but were forced to put it on hold last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.