Spielberg aims high with Bee Gees movie
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The larynx-busting brothers who redefined disco are heading for the big screen...
The sexy seventies are coming back yet again as Steven Spielberg is set to relive his youth with a Bee Gees biopic. Talking to the Daily Mail, Robin GIbb revealed that the director will bring to the screen the tale of the three brothers whose falsetto voices initially brought them fame and then superstardom with the advent of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1978.
Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb started out with very different musical stylings in the 1960s as a 'brothers/harmony' act in the soft rock genre, writing their own material and building a popular following. When John Badham signed the brothers up to create the songs that John Travolta's Tony Manero would dance to in the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever phenomenon, the Bee Gees became absolutely synonymous with the disco era.
Maurice Gibb passed on in 2003, but remaining brothers Barry and Robin are keen that their voices be used in any recreations of the original soundtrack, and given how unique their vocal style was, it's not an unreasonable request.
"I’d like our original recordings to be used because it’s very hard to emulate," said Robin. The brothers will be consultants on the movie, which may end up being launched at the same time as the putative remake of Saturday Night Fever.
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