The Manic Street Preachers have acquired the film rights to ‘EVERYTHING MUST GO’, the play written by NICKY WIRE‘s brother PATRICK JONES.
The play, which was the inspiration for the Manic Street Preachers album of the same name has toured nationwide, and deals with the “confusion of what it’s like to be alive, but only just, in south Wales at the end of the Millennium”.
It is currently unclear whether or not the Manics will be involved with the production of a film version of the play, or whether they would consider writing the soundtrack. However, a spokesperson for the band told NME.COM that there had already been “initial interest” from the “Brit film establishment” to make the film.
As well as the obvious family connections between Jones and the band, Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield wrote a specially commissioned soundtrack for Jones‘ latest play ‘Unprotected Sex’. Jones also released an album of his poetry, ‘Commemoration & Amnesia’, which featured music written by Bradfield.
Manic Street Preachers have almost completed their new album, having recorded in Spain with long-time collaborator Dave Eringa at the mixing desk. The follow-up to 1998’s ‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’ is tipped to be a return to the Manics‘ punk rock roots.
A source close to the band told NME.COM: “From the stuff that they’ve done so far, it’s just full on punk. They’ve just gone back to the four-blokes-in-a-room style.”