Based on sources, the follow-up to the movie would are available in a documentary format, that includes behind-the-scenes footage that wasn’t in a position to slot in the unique biopic.
The movie, reportedly titled The Pillars Of Hercules, is about to cowl John’s excursions throughout the Nineteen Seventies, and never-before-seen footage of the singer and John Lennon, in keeping with The Sun. It has been the long-time undertaking of John’s guitarist Davey Johnstone, who has been engaged on the undertaking for years.
The supply says the brand new movie embody “tales inside the Elton John Band which weren’t proven within the Rocketman biopic” and confirms that “Davey has Elton and his husband David Furnish’s seal of approval”.
Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’
Discussing the brand new undertaking on the Greatest Music Of All Time podcast, Johnstone mentioned: “I had a stunning dialog with David [Furnish] the opposite day wherein they have been actually pleased that I used to be going forward and doing it once more.
“Fairly truthfully I’d by no means do something, particularly of a documentary nature, about something we did with out them being OK with it. “So with this documentary we’re within the throes proper now of placing collectively all of the final issues we’d like.
Concerning a possible launch date for the brand new movie, he added: “There are two extra interviews we wish to get and we are going to in all probability be completed with all of the recording by late January after which we are going to go into enhancing and we will probably be prepared about Easter.”
“There was a variety of curiosity from varied sources,” he mentioned of its eventual launch. “The present will function John Lennon on the evening he got here on stage and performed Madison Sq. Backyard with us for Thanksgiving in New York in 1974.”
Giving 2019’s Rocketman a five-star review, NME wrote: “[Director] Dexter Fletcher’s final movie was Bohemian Rhapsody, which he completed off after the unique director Bryan Singer was requested to depart. They could sound related, given the topics, however there’s little comparability.
“The place that was cautious, reverent and chaste, that is fearless, sincere and attractive (sure, it’s a movie a few well-known homosexual man with scenes of precise homosexual intercourse). It’s a lot nearer in temper to Fletcher’s fantastic however little-seen Proclaimers musical Sunshine On Leith, a movie that was bursting with the enjoyment of present.
“Rocketman bursts in a storm of glitter and rhinestones. In case you don’t adore it, you’re in all probability no enjoyable.”