Suddenly there seems to be a surge of interest in Joy Division's frontman, Ian Curtis. A few days ago Filmbrain wrote about a supposed biopic on Ian Curtis with Moby acting as the film's executive producer (could you imagine if HE played Ian..umm, no).
According to the Guardian UK the another production team has announced its plan to base a film on Ian Curtis' life.
Xan Brooks writes:
"Isn't it always the way? You wait 24 years for a biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis and then two roll along at once."
Maybe the desire for making these films stem from the recent 70's and 80's nostalgia in pop culture. It could be another Sid and Nancy type film that sensationalizes the rock and roll lifestyle. Either way it's long overdue.