Brett Ratner will be returning to the director’s chair for a while Milli Vanilli project untitled, a longstanding passion project for the Rush hour Director. Deadline reports that Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment has signed a deal with Millennium Media to develop the project that Ratner has been trying to get off the ground for at least ten years. Sales reportedly started ahead of the upcoming virtual EFM. Ratner or Millennium have not yet made an official comment.
Milli Vanilli’s rights to life have been acquired from surviving band member Fab Morvan and the film will feature all of the group’s most famous hits. That includes “Girl You Know It’s True” by Kevin Liles; Liles will also serve as executive producer for the film. Ratner will direct with a script by Rush hour 2 & 3 Writer Jeff Nathanson.
Brett Ratnerwho directed the films Rush hour Trilogy, Red Dragon, and X-Men: The Last Stand, hasn’t shot a feature since then Hercules was released in 2014. In 2017, the director was charged with sexual misconduct by no fewer than seven women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Warner Bros. responded by immediately severing all ties with Ratner and choosing not to renew the lucrative co-production contract. Ratner denied the allegations in a statement published at the time.
“Given the allegations, I decide to personally withdraw from any Warner Bros.-related activity,” said Ratner. “I don’t want to have a potential negative impact on the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”
Ratner had held back since the fall of his Warner Bros. In 2019 he quietly returned to filmmaking as a producer Georgetown, Christoph Waltz ‘crime drama with Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave and Annette Bening. Earlier this month it was also reported that Ratner’s studio RatPac Entertainment had acquired the rights to life stories to WallStreetBets founders Jaime and Joel Rogozinski. WallStreetBets is the subreddit best known for its role in the popular GameStop stock frenzy last month.
Milli Vanilli comes from Munich and was founded in 1988 by the music producer Frank Farian. The duo, consisting of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus, found success very quickly when they hit the scene and sold millions of records in just a few years. In 1990 the couple won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, which made the group even more popular with a future that seemed incredibly bright at the time.
Of course, most of us will know that things only went south from there. When it turned out that Morvan and Pilatus didn’t actually play the group’s vocals and synchronized each other on their lips during live performances, their star power quickly collapsed. The two planned a comeback in 1998 with a new album with Morvan and Pilatus as lead vocals, but the release was canceled when Pilatus was found dead due to an accidental overdose. Morvan later released his own solo album, Love revolution, in 2003.
No further details have been announced about the Milli Vanilli film, such as possible casting information or how soon Ratner wants to start production. This message comes to us from Deadline.
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