As reported in Variety, eclectic geeky vegan techno musician Moby is going to produce a biopic of Ian Curtis, the chronically depressed and dead lead singer of Joy Division. Moby will be the film's executive producer, and will work on "shaping the film's musical elements."
Filmbrain thinks this could be a good film, but a comment by co-producer Neil Weisman gave him some pause:
"I see this film as a kind of rock 'n' roll Shine."
Oh dear. Maybe they can get Geoffrey Rush to play Ian.
The news that really caught Filmbrain's eye is that they are still searching for a screenwriter for the project. Well look no further Mr. Moby -- Filmbrain wants the job. As someone who was making-out with his punk-rock girlfriend in 1980 to She's Lost Control, he is more than qualified for the job. He'll even give the project a more uplifting ending (just like Shine). Ian, just about to take his life, is talked out of it by a young Morrissey. Then the two go off and form The Smiths. Sure, it's revisionist, but Oscar™ loves happy movies!