It seems that “Dirt”, the long in development film about glam-metal rockers Motley Crue, has been lost to the wind.
Announced in 2006, the band talked of plans with MTV Films and Paramount Pictures to produce a biopic based on their best-selling autobiography “The Dirt” co-written with Neil Strauss.
Now though, bassist/lyricist Nikki Sixx tells Reuters that they’re essentially trying to take back the property and move it elsewhere as little progress has happened on it.
“We’re trying to get them (MTV) out of the way to make this movie that should have been made a long time ago. MTV has become bogged down in its own way. It’s a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip. We signed with them because we believed they were right, but they haven’t come to the table. We need to find the right partner. They are not the right partner” says Sixx.
Next Tuesday the band releases their autobiographical album “Saints of Los Angeles” which it will promote during its touring hard-rock festival, Crue Fest, starting next month.