‘Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs’ is set to tell the definitive story of The Sex Pistols and punk...

JOHN LYDON is adapting his classic autobiography for the big screen.

As ‘Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs’ returns to print, the former Sex Pistols frontman is working with director Penelope Spheeris – whose credits include ‘Wayne’s World’ and ‘Senseless’ – and production company Panacea Entertainment.

Although there is no news as yet on release dates or casting details, interest in the project has led to the book being reissued. The new edition will be published in January 2004, ten years after the book first came out.

Regarded widely as the definitive account of the rise and fall of the Sex Pistols, ‘Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs’ includes contributions from former Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, plus key figures such as Chrissie Hynde and Don Letts.

The book’s controversial title comes from a sign outside a hotel at which the band once stayed.