Undercurrents sold dramatic archive images to Julien Temple this week. The filmmaker made the Sex Pistols movies including The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners and a documentary film about Glastonbury is now making a movie for the BBC.
His BABYLON/DON project, which was commissioned as part of the BBC’s London Season (for the Cultural Olympiad).
sensed the theatrical potential. At BBC Films, we are very keen on
Julien. We have expanded it (BABYLON/DON), also with the help of the
BFI, to give it a theatrical life,” said Langan, speaking at the London
2012 Festival film launch last week.
BABYLON/DON, billed as Julien
Temple’s “epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown,” is
to be sold internationally by Ealing Metro International. The aim is
for the film (which is in a similar vein to Temple’s Requiem For Detroit)
to be playing worldwide in different territories around the time of the
Olympic Games later in the summer. It is expected to be shown to UK
distributors shortly. Backed by the BBC and the BFI, it is a Nitrate
Films production, written, produced and directed by Temple. It was made
with the support of the BBC Archive and the BFI National Archive. The
co-producer is Rosa Bosch.
Total production fee is £384,000
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