Screen Daily reports that Warp Films is planning a new film based on an album by The Kinks.
Schoolboys In Disgrace is being developed by New York-based producers Howard Gertler and Tim Perell and director Bobcat Goldthwait (the man behind 2009′s acclaimed, Robin Williams-starring World’s Greatest Dad, but you may know him best as the actor who played Zed in the Police Academy movies – yeah, him). It’s an adaptation of The Kinks’ 1976 concept album of the same name, and is apparently endorsed by The Kinks’ Ray Davies, who is taking an Executive Producer role. Jack White is in talks to re-record the music.
Warp Films’ previous feature-length projects include Dead Man’s Shoes (Shane Meadows, 2004), This Is England (Shane Meadows, 2006), Four Lions (Chris Morris, 2010) and most recently Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010) and Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine, 2011).