A new featurette including footage from the upcoming Elton John biopic, Rocketman, has been released. The clips show scenes from the film featuring Taron Egerton as Elton as well as in the recording studio with the soundtrack's producer Giles Martin — son of the Beatles' legendary producer George Martin.
Rocketman, which was written by Lee Hall and directed by Dexter Fletcher, opens on May 31st, 2018. Back in 2011, when the film was first announced Deadline.com posted: "(Rocketman is) a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together Elton's life and his music. The film will be and unconventional film take on Elton's story, including choreographed sequences using Elton's biggest hit songs. Those tunes will be part of the movie package and will drive a story that will cover the rough spots in Elton's journey of self-discovery."
Elton John, who first started recording in the 1960's, is truly a rock legend who can say they have "been there — done that" to the extreme: ["Rock n' roll has given me an incredible life. What I did along the way, I was going, y'know, 'Well, if there's drugs, I'm gonna do them. I'm gonna play the whole game.' And that's a dangerous game to play because you might not come put the other side — and very nearly didn't. I think that's one of my personality traits; I'm a complete addict in anything I do. I do things in excess to everything — and I admit that. I would love to be a minimalist. And I look in magazines and I see minimalist homes and I say, 'Oh, this is so great. This is aesthetically so beautiful' — but I just can't" (laughs)] SOUNDCUE (:32 OC: . . . I just can't (laughs))
Elton John performs tomorrow night (February 21st) at Minneapolis' Target Center.
Source: Pulse of Radio