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The Who Upset About 'Quadrophenia' Sequel

06/09/2016
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(Radio.com) Last month it was reported that a sequel to The Who's 1979 movie, Quadrophenia is in the works. To Be Someone, will be set 35 years later than Quadrophenia and will follow the lives of characters from the original. Reportedly, the film will feature some original cast members, including Phil Daniels.

But, unlike the first, the new movie has nothing to do with The Who. "As far as the group and original producer Bill Curbishley are concerned, the new film is a blatant attempt to cash in on the original film's enduring popularity," said the band and their manager in a statement.

Curbishley added, "Quadrophenia is a significant and influential film based on The Who's music, not some 'carry on' franchise. Any follow-up could only be made by the authors of the original and would need to be worthy of the name. This karaoke sequel announced recently would be totally ridiculous."

The Who continued their assault by adding that new movie "doesn't feature Sting, Leslie Ash or Ray Winstone from the original, let alone any words or music from The Who." Read more here.

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