'Quadrophenia Sequel', Sequel!
Film director Ray Burdis has hit back at the veteran rock band, whose lead singer Roger Daltrey last week (http://rock.offmedia.hu/rock-news/the-who-slams-quadrophenia-sequel) blasted the sequel, saying: “We haven’t given this project our blessing.”
Ray, 57, told the Mirror: “I have never mentioned that I would use any of The Who’s music. On the contrary, I feel no need for classics that have been over exposed on TV etc. The film needs a fresh injection of talented musicians that today’s generation can relate to.”
The soundtrack of the sequel, called 'To Be Someone', is already set to feature up and coming band Samuel L Parkes.
As already reported Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett, Phil Daniels and Trevor Laird are among the Quadrophenia actors reprising their roles
Talking about plans for his adaption Burdis said: “If The Who's management had actually read the script of 'To Be Someone', they would have realised it is a stand-alone film based on modern day Mod culture. It’s a feelgood, fun, fashion and music extravaganza”. “The fact that some of the cast are in my film is purely coincidental - they are old friends who I have known for years, who like the script and have an interest in the Mod culture.
“I feel disappointed at The Who’s management and their reaction to the film To Be Someone.
Ray added: “I’m sorry that The Who management feel affronted, as I would have loved Roger Daltrey to play a role, but there you go”.