A film that would shed light on MTV’s three-decade long history could soon be in the pipeline. News publication Variety has reported that Sony Pictures and Brett Ratner are currently in negotiations, which if successful, would have the latter making the aforementioned movie on the popular music channel’s past.
Ratner intends to use Craig Marks’ book “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution” for this project. Not only is he keen to co-produce it with Jimmy Miller, but he also wants to keep the director’s role for himself.
The book, which he plans to use for adaptation purposes, covers MTV’s history in detail and so Ratner would not have to do major digging himself.
Jodie Lambert, the third co-producer of this MTV movie alongside Ratner and Miller, will assume screenwriting duties.
In addition to the yet-to-be-finalized project, Ratner is also in pole position to helm the adventure fantasy film “Hercules,” which is scheduled for release in 2014. The movie, which will revolve around the legendary Greek hero, will use Steve Moore’s “Hercules: The Thracian War” as the primary source of its content.
The protagonist Hercules’ character will likely go to wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), although it still needs official confirmation.