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MOVIE Inspired by PRINCE'S MUSIC in the Works at Universal(EXCLUSIVE)!!!!!

Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to a number of classic songs from Prince's catalog and is developing an original film musical inspired by his music, using the songs to drive a fictional narrative.


Insiders stress is that the film is not a biopic but an original story with Prince's classic songs driving the plotline. The Prince estate has been inquiring with studios about such a film, and Universal Chairman Donna Langley worked aggressively to acquire the rights.


Sources close to the situation say the estate and Universal already felt that the biopic angle had largely been covered by Prince’s 1984 star-making film “Purple Rain” and wanted to do something original and outside the box. Meetings have begun with potential writers and producers and execs are hoping the film can be something like Universal’s “Mamma Mia,” with a completely original story where Prince’s music helps drive that narrative.

Atom Factory’s Troy Carter, the entertainment advisor of Prince’s estate will executive produce alongside Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s catalog.

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https://variety.com/2018/...203067739/

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The Prince Estate is FINALLY starting to do right by Prince's legacy with it's latest MEGA deals this year! His music will reach a WHOLE new audience with this project & add more sells , to his already massive, platinum, selling collection of hits.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #1 posted 12/03/18 12:37pm

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I wonder if this’ll be a movie more like “Across The Universe”, where the music was used to help tell the story.
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Reply #2 posted 12/03/18 1:17pm

jjam

I absolutely detest "Mamma Mia" but I'm up for anything that increases awareness of Prince's music amongst the masses and especially yougner generations.

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Reply #3 posted 12/03/18 1:40pm

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Would be nice to have news of some new music. 2020 is gonna be big.
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #4 posted 12/03/18 2:12pm

TrivialPursuit

brokenhearted1972 said:

I wonder if this’ll be a movie more like “Across The Universe”, where the music was used to help tell the story.


I hope so. Across The Universe was just beautiful and wonderful in every way. I never felt like Girl 6 utilized Prince's music to drive the story as well as Across the Universe did with The Beatles music. Hell, The Muppets episode used the music better than Girl 6, IMO. Mamma Mia took a bit to get used to, but we eventually enjoyed it. I've not seen MM2 yet, but with Cher singing "Fernando", I'm in.

So yeah, this will be interesting.

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Reply #5 posted 12/03/18 2:16pm

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This is the kind of mainstream thing the estate needs. And while it may not necessarily be what we want, we should be happy about one thing...at the very least this project will be about the MUSIC.

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Reply #6 posted 12/03/18 2:18pm

jdcxc

I wish the Estate/Troy Carter spent as much time on the music...Vault material, reissues, out-of print, live stuff
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Reply #7 posted 12/03/18 2:23pm

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hmmm This could go either way--end up great or a total debacle.

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #8 posted 12/03/18 2:33pm

TheFman

Goodness, i hope this doesn't turn out contemp. artists signing P-songs!!

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Reply #9 posted 12/03/18 2:59pm

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I'd like less "Mama Mia" and more of a "Moulin Rouge" approach. Not sure how feel about this project tbh

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Reply #10 posted 12/03/18 3:01pm

luvsexy4all

is this a lame way to get his music to the masses BEFORE they delve into the vault?

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Reply #11 posted 12/03/18 3:47pm

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Who wants to bet Janelle Monae will star in it? I just hope they use Prince's recordings and not covers. There are artists out there that can do his music justice, but they probably not mainstream enough. I'm not a fan of how sterile music recording sounds now. And also All My Dreams should be the closing song.

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Reply #12 posted 12/03/18 3:50pm

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lrn36 said:

Who wants to bet Janelle Monae will star in it? I just hope they use Prince's recordings and not covers. There are artists out there that can do his music justice, but they probably not mainstream enough. I'm not a fan of how sterile music recording sounds now. And also All My Dreams should be the closing song.

yeahthat

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Reply #13 posted 12/03/18 3:51pm

TrivialPursuit

lrn36 said:

Who wants to bet Janelle Monae will star in it? I just hope they use Prince's recordings and not covers. There are artists out there that can do his music justice, but they probably not mainstream enough. I'm not a fan of how sterile music recording sounds now. And also All My Dreams should be the closing song.


That's a bit premature since we don't know what the movie is about, who's in it, or what the plot is going to be.

It's safe to say it will be a good two years before we see anything. If they're still in a preproduction or writing phase, that's six months, at least. Plus preproduction itself (sets, schedules, locations, permits, wardrobe etc etc etc), then filming, editing, reshoots, more editing, then marketing... it's not a quick process. I would bet 2021 is the earliest we'll see this project come to light.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #14 posted 12/03/18 3:51pm

darkroman

Good Lord, when will Prince be allowed to rest in peace?

These people are mad!


sad

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Reply #15 posted 12/03/18 4:06pm

onlyforaminute

Oh.
"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #16 posted 12/03/18 4:14pm

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lrn36 said:

Who wants to bet Janelle Monae will star in it? I just hope they use Prince's recordings and not covers. There are artists out there that can do his music justice, but they probably not mainstream enough. I'm not a fan of how sterile music recording sounds now. And also All My Dreams should be the closing song.


I love Janelle and with her we won’t see Miss Allo I hope. music pray
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Reply #17 posted 12/03/18 5:48pm

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lrn36 said:

Who wants to bet Janelle Monae will star in it? I just hope they use Prince's recordings and not covers. There are artists out there that can do his music justice, but they probably not mainstream enough. I'm not a fan of how sterile music recording sounds now. And also All My Dreams should be the closing song.

Janelle(whom I met at a ultra private screening of her brilliant performance in "MoonLight") I'm sure would LOVE to be a part of her close friend Prince's new Universal picture. I actually prefer her acting over her singing. She just lights up the screen.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #18 posted 12/03/18 6:27pm

Ugot2shakesumt
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Boy this is a gamble. It go be good or it could be devastating to the brand. Flip a coin.
CROOKED TRUMP. LOCK HIM UP!
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Reply #19 posted 12/03/18 6:39pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

lrn36 said:

Who wants to bet Janelle Monae will star in it? I just hope they use Prince's recordings and not covers. There are artists out there that can do his music justice, but they probably not mainstream enough. I'm not a fan of how sterile music recording sounds now. And also All My Dreams should be the closing song.


That's a bit premature since we don't know what the movie is about, who's in it, or what the plot is going to be.

It's safe to say it will be a good two years before we see anything. If they're still in a preproduction or writing phase, that's six months, at least. Plus preproduction itself (sets, schedules, locations, permits, wardrobe etc etc etc), then filming, editing, reshoots, more editing, then marketing... it's not a quick process. I would bet 2021 is the earliest we'll see this project come to light.

Yeah, I know, but it's such a cinematic song and would aslo be a great to use a few unreleased tracks.

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Reply #20 posted 12/03/18 6:53pm

TrivialPursuit

lrn36 said:

Yeah, I know, but it's such a cinematic song and would aslo be a great to use a few unreleased tracks.


I'm with ya. It's needed in a movie somewhere or just a fucking release in general. it's one of my all-time favorite outtakes (one of the others being "Moonbeam Levels"). It could certainly work in a feel-good ending, no doubt. At the end in the background, plus over the credits a bit before the bloopers come in. lol

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #21 posted 12/03/18 6:55pm

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herb4 said:

I'd like less "Mama Mia" and more of a "Moulin Rouge" approach. Not sure how feel about this project tbh


Moulin Rouge? Yass!
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Reply #22 posted 12/03/18 6:58pm

jjam

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Good Lord, when will Prince be allowed to rest in peace?

These people are mad!


sad

?!?

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Reply #23 posted 12/03/18 8:50pm

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darkroman said:

Good Lord, when will Prince be allowed to rest in peace?

These people are mad!


sad




I don’t understand what you mean!

Do you still play his music?
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #24 posted 12/04/18 2:05am

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No thank you.

But i mean, whatever, do what you gotta do to keep the cash flowing.

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Reply #25 posted 12/04/18 2:23am

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TrivialPursuit said:



lrn36 said:




Yeah, I know, but it's such a cinematic song and would aslo be a great to use a few unreleased tracks.




I'm with ya. It's needed in a movie somewhere or just a fucking release in general. it's one of my all-time favorite outtakes (one of the others being "Moonbeam Levels"). It could certainly work in a feel-good ending, no doubt. At the end in the background, plus over the credits a bit before the bloopers come in. lol



In fact the film could be called All My Dreams! Could be a good way to introduce some vault cuts with more known classics... Could be a good way to get Adore better known by the masses.
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Reply #26 posted 12/04/18 8:08am

PURPLEIZED3121

honestly think this is a great idea.If they had ANY smarts they would add 1 or 2 unreleased tracks to esnure we hard core buy in too.....but they wont!

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Reply #27 posted 12/04/18 9:16am

mtlfan

Ahem... Universal, do you need a screenwriter?

I would want to see this movie so long as it avoids a sanitized, PG-13 version of Prince's catalogue. Make it rated R, polysexual, delve into race, gender, and spirituality issues... Fuck family-friendly.

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Reply #28 posted 12/04/18 9:53am

gandorb

mtlfan said:

Ahem... Universal, do you need a screenwriter?



I would want to see this movie so long as it avoids a sanitized, PG-13 version of Prince's catalogue. Make it rated R, polysexual, delve into race, gender, and spirituality issues... Fuck family-friendly.



And who would play Nikki wink ?
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Reply #29 posted 12/04/18 9:58am

mtlfan

gandorb said:

mtlfan said:

Ahem... Universal, do you need a screenwriter?

I would want to see this movie so long as it avoids a sanitized, PG-13 version of Prince's catalogue. Make it rated R, polysexual, delve into race, gender, and spirituality issues... Fuck family-friendly.

And who would play Nikki wink ?

I'll leave the casting to the studio but I'll bet you she or Dorothy Parker will wear a raspberry beret. Lots of roles for women in this one (if they're under 25).

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