KISS, the rock band behind hits like “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City,” are the latest musicians to get the biopic treatment.
A film documenting the early days of the team formed in New York City is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2024.
The band’s longtime manager, Doc McGhee, offered an update on the project, which has been in the works since 2021.
Titled “Shout It Out Loud,” the film is named after a song from the group’s gold-selling 1976 opus “Destroyer.”
“It’s a biopic about the first four years of KISS. We are just starting it now,” she said during an interview on The rock experience with Mike Brunn. “We have already sold it, (the business) is already done, we have a director. That is advancing and it will arrive in 24 ”.
While Joachim Rønning, whose credits include “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Revenge of Dead Men,” was initially attached to direct the film, McGhee named McG as director.
The veteran music video author, whose real name is Joseph McGinty Nichol, has movies like “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and Netflix’s upcoming “Family Leave” under his belt.
Casting has yet to be announced, but the lead roles will focus on Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, and the group’s formation in 1972.
Grammy-nominated music video director Ole Sanders worked on the script with Simmons and Stanley after William Blake Herron turned in an early draft, according to strong wire.
Considered one of the best-selling bands of all time, KISS was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.