The next great classic rock biopic could be the newest project announced by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Per Deadline, the story of Journey’s Arnel Pineda will be the subject of a new film that will be helmed by Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. Pineda, of course, was discovered on YouTube by Neal Schon to fill the shoes of Steve Perry in fronting Journey.
In a statement to Deadline, Chu said, “The success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has blown my mind and set me on a path to champion more unique inspirational stories that represent new perspectives from all around the world. This story in particular has been on my mind since I first read about it years ago. A true fairy tale and triumph of the human spirit. An unlikely hero, an undeniable talent, the power of music and a worldwide stage (literally) has all the ingredients I love about movies. Plus I have been a fan of Journey’s music since I can remember. I am excited to be bringing the audience along on this incredible story with my partners at Warner Bros who have been a leading champion of diverse voices in front and behind the camera.”
So far, there’s no production start date known, let alone a release date, but this project will certainly be one to watch, especially in light of the success of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.