Danny Garcia Set to Direct STIV: The Life and Times of a Dead Boy
An upcoming, feature-length film on Stiv Bators, otherwise known as the U.S. version of Johnny Rotten, has a tentative release date of May 2018.
It will be the first film ever made about the rowdy and controversial performer, and his life will be documented through archive footage, photography, music, and all-new interviews with the people who knew him.
Stiv Bators was one of the early American punk pioneers, and is primarily known for his work with
The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church, as well as classic punk anthems, "Sonic Reducer" and "Ain't It Fun."
Acclaimed director Danny Garcia will helm the project, and already has numerous punk documentaries under his belt, such as The Rise and Fall of the Clash, Looking for Johnny, and Sad Vacation: The Last Days of Sid and Nancy.
If you're a big Dead Boys fan and you wanna ensure this film gets put into production, there is a crowd-funding campaign via IndieGoGo. And watch the trailer below!