Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic

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There’s only one Lemmy Kilmister — and the longtime vocalist/bassist of the band Motörhead will be the focus of his own biopic, it was reported on Tuesday by Deadline.

Kilmister, who passed away four days after his 70th birthday in 2015, is an icon in every sense of the word, his influence spanning decades and generations. He exuded the concept of “cool” as it pertains to rock and roll, amassed a legion of lifelong fans and was an inspiration to millions.

Naturally, he’s the perfect candidate to receive a biopic treatment, which Deadline reported will be directed by Greg Olliver. Olliver also directed the 2010 documentary film Lemmy.

Said Olliver in a statement published by Deadline:

“Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them,” said Olliver. “Marlboro Reds and Jack Daniel’s for breakfast, speed for dinner – all true. But behind that steely-eyed façade of rock n’ roll was also a compelling, complicated and lion-hearted man who stayed the course and never gave up playing the music that made him happy.  We’ve been carefully developing this biopic since 2013, making sure to stay true to Lemmy, Motörhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and all the other folks that played important roles in Lemmy’s life. This will be a film they’ll be proud of.”

Stay tuned — a biopic on Lemmy Kilmister sounds excellent indeed, as long as it’s faithful to the source material.

This news comes a little over a month after “Motörhead Day,” which came with a new music video for the band’s classic track “Ace of Spades”:

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