Like everyone we are intrigued by Danny Boyle’s upcoming film about the Sex Pistols based on Steve Jones ‘Lonely Boy’ book.

We reckon Danny Boyle will do a great job with ’Pistol’ – he has a music culture background and having Jordan on board giving him advice is a winner…here a couple of stills from the upcoming project.


First look at Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols film…what do you think


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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I’ve read Lonely Boy, Anger Is An Energy, I Was A Teenage Sex Pistol and the maligned (by Lydon) England’s Dreaming. They deserve a decent film/series given how important they were to the history of both music and culture. From the stills Sid looks too short, not as bad as Oldman who was too short, old and ugly to play Sid but still too small. It’s got to be a damn sight better than the terrible Sid and Nancy anyway.

  2. As a pistols fan. I’ve been waiting for something like this for a long time. That said I’m not impressed so far with the cast. They all look really baby faced. As young as the pistols were, baby faced they were not. I can only assume the casting was rushed. The guy who’s playing Sid is to short really and looks nothing like him from all the pictures I’ve seen of the actor in costume. Also sid had a great hair do. This one is laughable. Say what you want about Gary Oldman but he got the hair perfect. Let’s just hope these lads act well enough to make up for the poor visual casting. When I look at the pistols I want to clench my teeth, feel the energy and snerl. Not get the urge to pinch there cute baby faced cheeks. You better have good tricks up sleeve Danny boy. Maybe some facial air brushing, a bit of CGI to make them look taller and a wig for the Sid character would really help.


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