The film is set to be based on the Ian Curtis biography 'Touching From A Distance', written by the singer's widow, Deborah...
IAN CURTIS, the late frontman of JOY DIVISION, is set to be immortalised on celluoid in a biopic currently in production.
The feature, under the working title of ‘Tranmission’ (taken from the Joy Division track of the same name), is based on the biography ‘Touching From A Distance’, written by Curtis’ widow Deborah. The screenplay is being developed by writer/director Michael Stock.
‘Transmission’ is the second recent feature to go into production about Manchester in the post-punk years. ’24 Hour Party People’, charting the rise and fall of the infamous Hacienda club, has just finished filming. It stars popular British comedian Steve Coogan and actor Ralph Little.