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Posted: 29 Aug 11, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe this is old news, or this is in error, but I check into imdb.com Pro and it's still "Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic." No mention of the "real" title here.

Check out the mention in passing here, in the Examiner, to the film's title:
http://www.examiner.com/music-in-national/brian-may-of-queen-performs-with-lady-gaga-at-2011-mtv-video-music-awards


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Posted: 29 Aug 11, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And here's a screen shot from IMDB Pro of the film. You have to search for "Freddie Mercury Biopic" to even get here.

Also of note is that it has "2014" next to the title and its listing in the "Projects in Development." My understanding is that it was shooting in a couple of months this year and was to be released next year?

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Posted: 29 Aug 11, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow I live about 5 blocks away from that GK films place. I can just waltz right in and ask them about it.... haha


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Posted: 29 Aug 11, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When is the movie coming out? and will it be ike a real movie- you know playing in every theater everywhere. Cuz I live in america and sometimes they have things like museums or tours just in england

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Posted: 29 Aug 11, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

daaydo wrote: When is the movie coming out? and will it be ike a real movie- you know playing in every theater everywhere. Cuz I live in america and sometimes they have things like museums or tours just in england
Well considering GK films originates in California, I'm pretty sure it will at least be released in America. I think it will be like most movies and be released in many different countries.


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Posted: 29 Aug 11, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, there is this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Kind_of_Magic_(film)


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Posted: 29 Aug 11, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. Missed that mention. And the Wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Kind_of_Magic_(film)

Wonder why IMDB, supposedly the authority on these things, isn't updated?


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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 02:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If this is the official title, I like it.  I am reminded of somebody's words that the AKOM video gave him the feeling that Freddie provided the magic in the music of the band. It also shows that the other band members feel the same way.

(I dare not mention the name of the person in case I did not express it accurately :-) )

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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 04:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have mixed feelings about this movie. I hope they do it right or don't do it at all.

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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 04:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jamster1111 wrote:



Wow I live about 5 blocks away from that GK films place. I can just waltz right in and ask them about it.... haha


Will you be waltzing in like a Millionaire?????


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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It does not make sense to call it "AKOM" because the movie is supposed to end at 1985's Live Aid before the band probably touched the song. It should be "In the Lap of the Gods" or bring on another title more relevant to the time frame the movie follows. The title sounds lame anyways and quite boring.


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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OhioBobcat555 wrote:

It does not make sense to call it "AKOM" because the movie is supposed to end at 1985's Live Aid before the band probably touched the song. It should be "In the Lap of the Gods" or bring on another title more relevant to the time frame the movie follows. The title sounds lame anyways and quite boring.

This is called "thinking out of the box".  Our perspective were all inside the up-to-Live Aid box when we were proposing the film titles in a previous thread. :-)

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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, the title might not be the title, at least according to this Variety article about the hiring of someone at GK Films:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118041936

To wit:

GK Films, launched by Graham King and Tim Headington in 2007, is in post-production on "Hugo," "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and "The Rum Diary." It's in development on the pic adaptation of "Jersey Boys," the untitled Freddie Mercury story and a "Tomb Raider" reboot.


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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they should name it The Great Pretender.

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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Kind of Magic, a good title for the biopic!

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Posted: 30 Aug 11, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ParisNair wrote: I think they should name it The Great Pretender.

I agree. "A Kind of Magic" sounds kind of cheesy and I can't imagine a movie being called that to be taken that seriously. Even just the title "Freddie" would be good enough.


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Posted: 31 Aug 11, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^ Yup! Freddie is enough for Him.

And Jamster!!11!!.. Bet they need soe audience so now and then... Keep us informed:)

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Posted: 01 Sep 11, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still don't see this happening, to be honest.
I don't know, the 1980-1985 period is really uninteresting.

It would be great if they did a story about his last years or so. It would be a great story of a guy who is fighting AIDS and it could be a kind of dramatic love story with Jim Hutton as well. THAT would be interesting.


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Posted: 01 Sep 11, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote:

......... it could be a kind of dramatic love story with Jim Hutton as well. THAT would be interesting.


Nooooooooooo !

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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess the american market isn't ready for that :D

I'd rather see a story like Jim Hutton's book than a mid 1980's story.


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