A few months ago, Legendary Pictures announced that they would produce a movie devoted to iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Today, The Hollywood Reporter writes that Angryfilms and Bellport announced another Hendrix-themed project.
Slide will be a fictional dramatization of the infamous "lost weekend" in 1969. The urban legend is that Hendrix was kidnapped as part of a stunt orchestrated by his manager. The story for Silde, however, will see two mobsters mistakenly apprehend Hendrix while they're on the run from their duped boss.
The writer-director for the project is Ray "R.H." Greene, who wrote Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula and directed Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies. Hendrix's music won't play much of a part in the movie; instead, Hendrix will fraternize with the mobsters and correct his drug problems in the process, according to THR.
Past screen adaptations of the left-handed virtuoso's life include Hendrix, a 2000 made-for-TV movie, and the 1973 rockumentary Jimi Hendrix, which contains clips from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival in addition to those from Woodstock. You can see the trailer on IMDB. Posted 12.04.09 by reelz