Summers on 'Train' to Yari
EmptyPolice guitarist Andy Summers' autobiography "One Train Later" is being turned into a feature documentary. The docu, from producers Bob Yari, Norm Golightly, Brett Morgen and Nicolas Cage, is set to feature concert footage from the Police's current tour.
Lauren Lazin ("Tupac: Resurrection") is in negotiations to direct. Summers is in talks to narrate and would tell the Police story from his perspective, in the style of director Morgen's Bob Evans docu "The Kid Stays in the Picture." About 25,000 photos Summers has taken of the band over the years will be featured in an animated style to tell the story.
The production filmed the band's June concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with several helicopters, and filming will continue over three continents until the band's concert tour wraps in the spring. Morgen said the producers hope to have the Yari Film Group feature ready in time for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
The film will trace Summers' life from his youth in post-World War II England to his time playing with the Animals and 1960s psychedelic bands to the Police's formation and current reunion.
"After we saw 'Tupac,' we thought Lauren would be the ideal person to direct the film," Morgen said.
Both Morgen and Golightly of Cage's Saturn Films met with Summers nearly two years ago about separate projects and decided to collaborate on the feature, then successfully pitched the idea to Yari.
Sales rights to the film are being repped by YFG at AFM.