Late final week, The Hollywood Reporter revealed {that a} scripted collection about U2 is coming to Netflix through J.J. Abrams and Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten. “Particulars of U2’s involvement are being stored underneath wraps,” reads the report, “although sources say the band behind hits together with ‘With or With out You’ and ‘Satisfaction (Within the Identify of Love)’ is anticipated to be concerned and sanction the undertaking.”

The Queen biopic not solely received Rami Malek a Finest Actor Academy Award, however it launched the band to a complete new era of followers. The Mötley Crüe Netflix movie The Dust paved the best way for his or her upcoming reunion tour, and the Elton John film Rocketman helped increase ticket gross sales for his ongoing farewell tour. The purpose right here is clearly to revitalize the U2 model, and if the band is certainly concerned they can assist safe the music rights and promote the undertaking.

That doesn’t imply it will likely be straightforward to tug off. Discovering 4 actors who can credibly painting younger variations of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. can be fairly difficult. McCarten will even have to discover a approach to body the story. If he makes an attempt to cram all 46 years of U2 historical past right into a single film or miniseries, he’ll be compelled to skip too many key occasions and muddy the timeline for narrative functions. It’s additionally exhausting to think about anybody portraying Achtung Child–period Bono and even Joshua Tree–period Bono with out trying just like the chief of a tacky tribute band.

The good transfer can be to tug a Backbeat and deal with U2’s early years. They began as punk-obsessed Irish youngsters who had no thought the way to play their devices or write songs. Watching them slowly study their craft and rise by means of the Dublin membership scene could possibly be very compelling if completed proper. The collection may then present their first journey to America in 1980, their near-breakup across the time of 1981’s October, and their determination to get political on 1983’s Warfare.

It’ll be very tempting to wrap issues up at Dwell Assist in 1985, however McCarten already pulled that trick with Bohemian Rhapsody. A better transfer could be to finish at Crimson Rocks in June 1983. U2 performed a full set that evening (Dwell Assist was simply two songs) and it was the second they emerged as superstars. Right here’s video of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” from the gig. It’s very straightforward to think about film Bono waving the white flag proper earlier than the credit roll.

Bono can also be engaged on a memoir. Elton John timed the discharge of his personal guide to coincide along with his biopic. We don’t know if that can occur this time, and we don’t know once we’re going to listen to new U2 music or see a brand new U2 tour. It’s enjoyable to look again, however followers are far more curious to know what’s forward.


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