As the head of one of the most influential record labels of the 1990s, overseeing bands like Primal Scream and Oasis, Alan McGee has a lot of stories to tell. But rather than tell you personally over the pint, we’re being treated to Creation Stories and, luckily, it’s “getting finished” as we speak.
If you can’t wait for the new biopic then you should grab McGee’s autobiography Creation Stories — Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label from 2013. It’s this book which has been adapted by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) for the big screen.
To add some more heavy-hitting credentials to the film outside of McGee and Welsh is the addition of producer Danny Boyle and director Nick Moran. It looks set to be one of the most highly-anticipated music films of the year.
Speaking to NME, McGee shared: “It’s literally getting finished this week. They’re just trying to work out how to release it. I want them to just bang it online. Get it on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Sky, because who’s going to the fucking cinema now?
“They should forget a cinema release, no-one’s going to go. The film looks great, I think it’s going to be really good.” The wonderful Ewen Bremmer is taking on the role of McGee but the Creation boss isn’t sure it’s a 100% reflection of the man he is today.
“Ewen is brilliant, but it’s not really me. Everything about me is written up in a particular way, and I’m just not that dramatic a guy anymore. I haven’t been for 25 years,” revealed the label boss.
“But it’s a movie, so you’ve got to go along with it. And the film is hilarious. It’s Irvine Welsh writing it, so of course it is.”
We can’t wait to get a proper viewing of Creation Stories.