Brian May says Queen have 'only one shot' to make Freddie Mercury film

music news 19/12/2017

Queen guitarist Brian May said him and bandmate, Roger Taylor have continued with the Freddie Mercury biopic for eight years as it's their only opportunity to do it properly.

Since the idea began in 2009, the Bohemian Rhapsody project has had a few issues and holdups with actors, scripts and directors.

After another recent change in directors this month the biopic won't be released until December 2018.

“We’re finally seeing it coming to fruition, although I can’t say too much about it,” May said in a new interview with TeamRock. “Eight years we’ve been working on getting it off the ground. Roger and I – to some extent against our will – have hung in there for all this time. But finally we’ve arrived at a place where we have the right director and the right script and we feel good about it."

“We’re very conscious that we get one shot, and if we don’t do it, someone else will do it badly. We will do it without avoiding anything – any aspect of Freddie. But we will try to keep it all in balance. I think if we get it right it will crystallize the way the world understands Freddie.”

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock