Doc McGhee, the Kiss band manager, has revealed that the biopic devoted to the icons now has a producer and is scheduled for release in mid 2021.
Speaking on a recent episode of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, McGhee broke the news backstage before last Saturday's opening date of Kiss’ current End of the Road tour.
“I can tell you it’s with Mark Canton, so he’s a great, great producer and a really good guy,” McGhee said. “Hopefully in the next week we’ll have a company behind it, and we’ll start finishing the script, and hopefully by the time we end we’ll have a movie finished for ... July of next year.”
If that schedule goes as planned, that would coincide with what is being billed as Kiss' last-ever show on July 17, 2021, at an unspecified venue in New York City.
"It's a great investment to be a Kiss fan," Lafon added. "It keeps paying dividends."
You can watch the interview below.
Canton has worked on international blockbusters 300 and its Rise of an Empire sequel, and has also produced fantasy films such as The Spiderwick Chronicles, Immortals and The Last Witch Hunter. Before that, he oversaw Sony Pictures, where he worked on films like The Last Action Hero and The Cable Guy.
McGhee first publicly spoke about the biopic last November during the Kiss Kruise, saying it was "basically [about] the formation of Kiss and how that came about."
He also said a documentary about the band was in the works, but didn't reveal any other information. It was revealed last week that the doco will be titled Kisstory -- also the title of the band's 1995 book -- and that they hope to release it sometime late this year.