Magazine article Screen International

Con Air Director Plans to Team with the Who on TV Series

Magazine article Screen International

Con Air Director Plans to Team with the Who on TV Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Simon West is working on Mods and Rockers with iconic band in talks to collaborate.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is in development on a TV series about London's music scene in the 1960s, with iconic rock band The Who in talks to collaborate on the project.

West is currently working on the script for Mods and Rockers (working title).

The iconic UK band, including Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry, are in talks to handle music on the series and co-produce with West - who will direct and produce through his UK outfit Simon West Productions - and band manager and film producer Bill Curbishley (The Railway Man, Quadrophenia).

West envisages Mods and Rockers as an eight-part "international series".

"We're not remaking Quadrophenia but it's that kind of world," he told ScreenDaily. "It will also cover the rockers' side of the story and spills out into the wider world of swinging '60s London, taking in gangsters, music and fashion. The two tribes will be at the heart of it."

"I'd like to replicate the model of those feature directors who shoot all episodes of a series in one go, back to back, then split them up" he added. …

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