The filmmaker behind the new Oasis documentary has talked about Noel and Liam Gallagher’s involvement in the project.
As previously reported, the team behind last year’s Oscar-nominated Amy Winehouse biopic Amy are working on new film Supersonic, which charts the rise of the Britpop band right from their early years. It’s set for release on October 2.
James Gay-Rees of production company On The Corner and Amy director Asif Kapadia are part of the project. Kapadia acts as executive-director on the film with Mat Whitecross directing. Whitecross has directed a number of Coldplay music videos, plus 2012 film Spike Island.
Whitecross speaks in the latest issue of Q Magazine about working on the film, revealing that there are no talking head interviews and that the film will instead feature the voices of the Gallagher brothers, plus others, narrating footage from the time.
“[It] is like Liam and Noel are in the same room, like they’re having a conversation,” Whitecross says.
Despite having access to archive footage, the director said: “The problem we had was that, back then, not everything was filmed, unlike today, where everyone’s got their phones out.”
Whitecross also said how Oasis guitarist Bonehead told him that the positive response to the film was “the first time Liam and Noel have agreed on something in 20 years”.
The Q article also claims that the pair were “asking after each other” when conducting their interviews for the film, and what the other had been saying.
Asked whether both Noel and Liam would attend the premiere, Whitecross said: “Well, things seem to change with them day by day, so who knows? But I wouldn’t put my house on it.”
Liam Gallagher previously described the film as “biblical”, but later appeared upset that the film isn’t premiering in Manchester.
Meanwhile, it has been announced that Oasis are reissuing their 1997 album ‘Be Here Now’.