Queen Celebrated in New Movie
The moment songs such as I Want To Break Free, Who Wants To Live Forever and Radio Ga Ga hit the airwaves, feet start tapping, memories come flooding back and fans of this iconic band sing along word for word. Each fan has a song that is dear to them, as it shaped their world, became an anthem or is associated with a specific part of their lives. Queen became a band that took over the world and still reigns supreme till today. Freddie Mercury might have passed away in 1991, but his legacy is alive in every song and every fan.
Forty years ago, in 1971, the band Queen was formed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. To celebrate their anniversary and the success they have enjoyed, a massive exhibition will be hosted, called Stormtroopers in Stilettos, as well as the release of a new movie about their careers. The movie is a documentary on the lives of the band members before they formed the band, and how their careers developed over the years until the memorable and landmark concert held in 1985, Live Aid. Written by Peter Morgan, the lead role of Freddie Mercury will be played by Sacha Baron Cohen, and should be ready for release in August 2012. When asked about the movie and Cohen, Brian May expressed his excitement and enthusiasm for the project, saying: “Peter Morgan has delivered a first draft of the movie, which everyone is very excited about, and Sacha Baron Cohen is chomping at the bit to get into the role, in a way which certainly would delight Freddie.”
In their time, Queen released eighteen albums, of which they sold more than a hundred and seventy million copies. They played to worldwide audiences in approximately seven hundred concerts and were inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To coincide with the exhibition, the movie release and the anniversary, reworked albums of Queen, Queen II, A Night At The Opera, Sheer Heart Attack and A Day At The Races will be released for sale. The movie is set to be a breathtaking tribute to an inspirational band and an unforgettable musician, Freddie Mercury.