Production Begins On Stone Roses-Inspired 'Spike Island'

8:20 AM PST 10/27/2011 by Mimi Turner

The British movie centers on the indie band's iconic 1990 gig.

 

London - Leading U.K. independent film producer Revolver Entertainment is going into production on the Stone Roses-inspired movie Spike Island, in partnership with Bankside Films and Fiesta Productions.

Written by Chris Coghill and timed to coincide with the reformation of the indie superband behind such hits as 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'I Am The Resurrection' – the movie is built around the 1990 performance at Spike Island, which inspired Liam and Noel Gallagher to form Oasis and has been likened to Woodstock for the Manchester indie music scene.

Around 27,000 fans are thought to have attended the gig. The movie follows a group of young boys from a housing estate who set up their own indie band and their fateful journey as they set off to see their idols.

The movie will be directed by Mat Whitecross and produced by Fiona Neilson and Esther Douglas's joint venture Fiesta Productions, in conjunction with the BFI film fund and BBC Films.

Revolver Entertainment CEO Justin Marciano said the release would be delivered "next year."

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