First off, don’t fear, Alan Parker‘s cult film “The Wall” is safe for now as plans for a film based on the Pink Floyd song “Another Brick In The Wall” do not involve remaking that movie.
Instead, in the project being shepherded by producer Andy Harries (“The Queen,” “The Damned United“) will tell “the true story of the schoolchildren who sang on the 1979 number one and their maverick music teacher.” That school teacher was Alan Renshaw, whose life rights have been optioned for the film. He taught at a North London school where his idea to shake things up was to line up a gig for his students singing on the anti-authority track by Pink Floyd. It was a move that would get him fired.
The project is described as a hybrid of “Dead Poet’s Society” and “School Of Rock” which makes sense, and is being penned by first-time screenwriter Steve Thompson. The only thing standing of the way of the film right now is that Harries actually hasn’t secured the rights to the song yet and licensing the band’s material is difficult at best so it remains to be seen how far along this project will get. [Deadline]