Feb. 5 [16:00 EST] — Just as the “Star Wars” crew was retouched and retooled for 90’s audiences, another set of 70s icons may be returning to the big screen as well. Talks about bringing a film about the life and times of disco phenoms the Village People are reportedly well underway.
According to reports, as many as four different creative teams are vying for the chance to turn the Village People saga into a motion picture.
Producer Tony Lord and Matt Weaver (of Tri-Star Pictures), producer Liz Speed and director Brian Gibson (who directed “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”), Universal, and Columbia have all expressed interest in the project according to “Variety.”
The screenwriting team of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who gave us “Ed Wood” and “The People Vs. Larry Flynt,” would reportedly like to handle the script for a Tri-Star version of the film.
The Village People first, and last, came to theaters in 1980’s “Can’t Stop The Music,” which co-starred
Bruce Jenner, Valerie Perrine, Nancy Walker, and Steve Guttenberg.