With the passing of Tommy Ramone last month, news has now surfaced that a film about the iconic punk band is in the works and super-director Martin Scorsese might be behind it.
Billboard is reporting that the owners of the Ramones estate have announced big plans for the band’s legacy which will include the film. Several other projects are also in the works including: a documentary, a theatrical play, a book, reissues, fashion, and “music placement.” Whatever that means.
“The 40th anniversary of the Ramones is coming up in 2016, that’s when the first album came out. So we have a lot of projects leading up to that. We’re looking at a documentary on the Ramones, we just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before. It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties,” Jeff Jampol, the manager of the estate explained to Billboard.
“You’ll see a book coming, which is not a biographical book so much, but a story of the band’s formation and those first few records and that craziness that happened. It’ll be a combination of prose, photographs and memorabilia and posters, just kind of documenting the scene,” Jampol said about the book that was mentioned.
“The Ramones were the first punk band and they started the punk movement.”
No other details such as potential release dates, titles, or anything more informative on that matter was revealed. As of now, all we know is that there will be an influx of Ramones things coming your way and a maybe film that hasn’t officially been confirmed yet.