A film about the boisterous and loud-mouthed life of Johnny Rotten is rumored to be in the works. NME reports that Penelope Spheeris, director of Wayneís World amongst other classics, will direct the story of Rotten along with the incarnation of punk rock, based on the written words from his autobiography Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs. This year is the 25th anniversary of the punk movement which was started by in New York by The Ramones, and quickly embraced and mutilated in Europe by Malcolm McLaren and his money making puppets at the time, the Sex Pistols, who will reform to bang out a rare live show at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on July 27. The story of the Sex Pistols was documented in 2000's The Filth And The Fury, but I still think we need a film that shows the impact of punk from its inception in New York City, where the snot nosed, fast paced, loud fucking music originated. I really like Rotten and his desire for chaos and stirring things up, I would just like to see the U.S. take credit for something that it originated.
Source: Jason Anfinsen