November 15, 2000 14:31
The documentary charts the progress of the Aussie rockers over 15 years...
According to a report on the official INXS website, www.inxs.com, the film is being made by Columbia Tristar Productions with the full co-operation of the remaining members of the band.
Speaking about the project, Vice President of Columbia TriStar Productions Fran McConnell said: "We're very excited about this unique project with INXS. We have optioned over 50 hours of previously unseen home video and outtake footage, all shot by the band, that follows them over a 15-year period. It's a fascinating journey of boys to men on a world stage."
In addition, INXS released a statement which read: "We have been asked many times in recent years about the possibility of making an INXS film and have been seriously discussing it for the past year. This will be our story - the story of INXS - and as such, we will be actively involved in all aspects of its development. We are incredibly enthusiastic about the project and working with Columbia Tri-Star, who share our vision for what the film can be."
It is currently unclear how the film will deal with the sensitive issue of the death of the band's original frontman Michael Hutchence, who was found dead in a hotel in Sydney, Australia, three years ago.