Universal Pictures has a film in the works inspired by Prince‘s extensive and timeless music catalog.
Just to be clear, the film will NOT be a biopic like Purple Rain, instead it will be inspired by his classic hits just like Mamma Mia! was inspired by music from ABBA.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:
Mike Knobloch, president of global film music and publishing for Universal Pictures, will shepherd the untitled project for the studio, with Universal VP production Sara Scott and creative executive Mika Pryce overseeing the film’s development.
Atom Factory’s Troy Carter, the entertainment advisor of Prince’s estate, will executive produce, alongside Jody Gerson, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s catalog.
I’m interested to see what Universal is going to do with this project.
How do you feel about it?