Legendary Pictures is developing a feature film about Jimi Hendrix, says Variety. Max Borenstein will write the script.
Legendary hopes to crack the rights issues that have prevented previous Hendrix projects from getting out of the gate, adds the trade. The company’s plan is to develop the project first, then try to win the cooperation of the estate.
Legendary has been in loose discussions with Experience Hendrix, the estate, but there is as yet no firm rights deal, which would be needed to access Hendrix’s singular sound and guitar wizardry.