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Legendary Pictures Hits Play on Jimi Hendrix

Published August 20, 2009 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
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It Might Get Loud was just the beginning. Thomas Tull and his Legendary Pictures are developing a feature film all about Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix Feature Coming

Max Borenstein is already working on a script that will be developed for a film that currently does not have all the necessary rights for a movie, though Legendary and Sony are working on that.

If you are not a music buff, Hendrix struggled as a musician for much of the 1960s until he figured out his sound (and style) in Europe. He returned to the U.S. and left memorable performances at festivals like Woodstock, Monterey Pop and Isle of Wight, Hendrix changed the game, from his technique to his fashion sense and theatrics that included lighting guitars on fire and smashing them onstage. Hendrix's rise to fame was met with tragedy, when the musician died suddenly in 1970, just three years after the release of the first Jimi Hendrix Experience album, “Are You Experienced.”

Though the reason for the death of Hendrix still remains unsolved, it is expected that he overdosed on powerful German sleeping sedatives. Conspiracy theorists also believe that Hendrix was murdered by his manager, in some sort of red wine overdose. (no joke)

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