Tommy Lee announces that Mötley Crüe’s ‘The Dirt’ movie shooting to start in February
Great news for Mötley Crüe fans as pre-production has apparently started for the movie based on the group’s best selling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.
Back in December 2015, Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil had advised that The Dirt movie would be released in the summer of 2016.
The following message was posted on Lee‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Hey kids! Good news!!! The Motley Crüe movie “The Dirt” has begun pre production! Starts shooting in Feb! Here we go!!!”
Wikipedia states the following about The Dirt (with slight edits):
“The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band is a collaborative autobiography of Mötley Crüe by the band – Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx – and New York Times writer Neil Strauss. First published in 2001, it chronicles the formation of the band, their rise to fame and their highs and lows with rare candor.
Contributors include onetime member John Corabi, former band manager Doc McGhee, co-manager Doug Thaler, and A&R man Tom Zutaut.
The book contains over 100 photographs, mostly black and white, with a 16-page color section in the middle of the book.
The first hardback edition was on the New York Times Bestseller list for four weeks and sold 13,000 copies in the UK.
The Crüe‘s 2008 album Saints of Los Angeles was inspired by the book.
A film of the book has long been mooted. “Anybody can make a shitty rock movie,” observed [Nikki] Sixx. “We don’t want to do that. A lot of people don’t understand rock music and the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. It’s not just sex, drugs and car crashes. Those things happen – and, in our case, more than usual. But what’s at the core of it all is the creativity and the personal relationships between each band memeber. We don’t just want to slap together the thrill moments. Any of the great movies, whether it’s Walk the Line or Ray, they got the music right and the personalities right.””