Paul Stanley Says There Have Been Offers For A KISS Biopic
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
July 2, 2019
But the Kiss front man concedes he hasn't seen Bohemian Rhapsody, The Dirt or Rocketman; he's been too busy on Kiss's farewell tour.
"I can't speak to anything that has been out, because I haven't seen anything, but we've had offers for years and years," he told Finland's Kaaos TV. "My philosophy is, you get one chance to do something right, the right way, and until I'm really convinced that it's going to be [good] and accurate, I wait. If now there is a bandwagon of people who [say], 'Oh, let's make a movie about this about or that band, it's not new to us. We just haven't want to do it because it hasn't felt right."
Making the right film at the right time is exactly what Queen's Brian May had been saying leading up to the band's hit Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. May has often noted that the band had only a single chance at doing justice to its late-front man's story.
It took Queen over a decade to get its film made. But Bohemian Rhapsody's success has renewed interest in classic rock and paved the way for the ensuing films like Mötley Crüe's The Dirt and Elton John's Rocketman to find their respective niches.
In terms of the marketplace, there may never have been a better time for a Kiss movie, though the band might regret not getting such a made to bolster ticket sales before their 'End of the Road' tour got going.
Then again, Queen, Mötley Crüe and John have all benefitted from their films in terms of music streaming and sales. So as long as people are still interested in Kiss, there will never be a bad time for a movie.
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