Paul Stanley Confirms Netflix's Bid on KISS Biopic 'Shout It Out Loud'
Netflix recently confirmed they have acquired a deal for Shout It Out Loud, the biopic of one of the most influential bands of all time.
With hits such as 'I Was Made For Lovin' You,' 'Heavens on Fire,' 'Lick it up,' and 'I love it Loud,' legendary rock band KISS is well known for its iconic black and white face makeup with eccentric stage performances that featured that pyrotechnic smoking guitars, levitating drum and shooting rockets.
Shout It Out Loud
On April 21, Deadline released an article regarding the news that Netflix had neared a deal for the production of the biopic of the legendary rock band KISS through a bidding competition. The leader and founding member of the band Paul Stanley responded to the article by claiming it to be true through his Twitter.
Titled Shout It Out Loud, with reference to a standout song from the band’s 1976 album Destroyer, the biopic is currently being fast-tracked and will be directed by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Rønning. The filmmaker is known for his work on films such as the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and Kon-Tiki. The script will be written by Ole Sanders with an earlier draft by William Blake Herron.
Dorothy Canton and David Hopwood of Atmosphere Entertainment are the executive producers. The movie will also be co-produced by founders and bandleaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, along with the band’s longtime manager Doc McGhee through his McGee Entertainment. Leigh Ann Burton through Opus 7, Courtney Solomon, David Blackman, and Jody Gerson through Universal Music Group are also included in the list of producers.
According to the article, the plotline of the biopic will focus on the band’s early beginnings in Queens back when Simmons and Stanley were just two misfit kids who had formed an unlikely friendship and starting KISS after adding guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. The band’s concert-arena anthems will also be a big part of the movie.
KISS’s Legacy And The Rock-And-Roll Hall Of Fame
Formed in 1973, the band has been active for 48 years. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide with 30 Gold and 14 Platinum-certified albums, sold-out concerts, and countless hit songs. In 2014, KISS was inducted into the Rock-and-roll Hall of Fame with four original members: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss.
The band set themselves apart from the typical “hair” bands of the 1970s by creating their own unique style comprising signature makeup and spiked black clothing. Along with that, their wild and shocking live concerts full of pyrotechnics and other stage props had also helped them become one of the greatest rock bands to date.
Currently, the band is in the middle of their last world tour, End of the Road, which began on January 31, 2019, and had been delayed by the pandemic but is expected to resume this fall.