- 09 Nov 10
The first music promo was premiered at The Music Show 2010, now see the trailer
You can check out the trailer for the forthcoming, distinctively Irish rock 'n' roll comedy below. The clip features music from singer-songwriter Joe Echo (the song 'Where We Wanna Be'), who contributed a huge amount to the film's sound.
Killing Bono, due for release next Spring, follows former Hot Press writer Neil McCormick's attempts to make it as a rock star, whilst his schoolfriend Bono becomes an international icon.
Written by Ian Le Frenais and Dick Clement, the screenwriters of The Commitments and Almost Famous, the film is directed by Nick Hamm (The Hole.)
At the Hot Press Music Show in the RDS this October, writer Neil McCormick, director Nick Hamm and the man behind the music, Joe Echo, were on hand to discuss the film.
McCormick confessed that he never imagined his memoir would become a motion picture. "I didn't see it as a film, I practically laughed at [Nick Hamm]. I couldn't see what would be the beginning, middle and end."
For Hamm, it is a story that appeals to everybody. "We live in a society that celebrates and champions not just celebrity but success but most of us aren't that successful. The chances of achieving it are quite remote. I wanted to do a movie that showed the journey of that."
"It's not a U2 project, it's not about them. They're a counterpoint. It could have been any band that's successful."
Joe Echo, who is responsible for the songs used in the film, as well as the soundtrack, talked about his involvement. "I was asked to write one song for a specific scene, which I found quite easy. One thing led to another and before you know it I'd written six originals and two co-writes. Since Killing Bono, my door has been knocked a few times."
The film is set to be released in April.
Joe Echo's debut album is out in 2011.