Sixx: A.M. and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx gave an update in an interview on the satellite radio show Debatable about the status of The Dirt, the long-in-development movie based on the Crue biography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. Sixx said that the film is “now being moved around,” adding, “Some different companies are really interested. But it’s a slow-moving process. It’s beyond (being) in development. We’re changing partners.”
Sixx pointed out that the hit movie about rap pioneers N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton, took 11 years to get to the screen before continuing, “I don’t wanna really be involved in something that’s just piecemealed together just to say, ‘We did it!’ You know, one of those VH1 rock movies you see like on Meat Loaf. It’s not what we wanted.”
- Sixx said that while the movie will feature its share of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll decadence, he explained, “You’re gonna see that, because that happened, but there’s a really beautiful story, and it’s really about a gang that climbed the mountain together and pulled each other up to the top of the mountain when everybody else didn’t believe in them, and then imploded at the top.”
- The book was published in 2001 and the film has been in development for more than a decade, with the project landing most recently at Focus Features in early 2015.
- Motley Crue retired as a recording and touring act at the end of last year after one final tour.
- Sixx’s other band, Sixx: A.M., released Prayers For The Blessed Vol. 2, the companion album to last April’s Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1, on November 18th.