Elvis: The Thin Years Headed Into Development

Wednesday, February 16 by

It’s been at least three years since anyone has made an unnecessary Elvis Presley biopic. The long national wait is over. Young Guns writer John Fusco has been hired to tell the story of the King for the 946th time.

Fusco is adapting Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley. The story focuses on Elvis’s formative years up until he entered the Army and strays away from the time he died while shitting.

Although there are a glut of Elvis films out there, I’d be interested in seeing one that focuses on his early life. Especially if it is done as thoughtfully as Walk The Line. And also especially if it doesn’t star Robert Pattinson. (Deadline)

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COMMENTS

  1. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    jimbo

    Hey Wooky, you´d be surprised at how many people whose deaths meant so much, to untold millions, left the world in similar circumstances.


  2. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Jennie

    I think it would be wonderful if this does, indeed, come to fruition. However, Mr. Wookie Johnson, your comment about him dying …. is disgusting. You could have said it is a more dignified manner!!!! Shame on you!


  3. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Anonymous

    First time to the site?


  4. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Jennie

    Actually, YES. I get daily Elvis info on Google and this was on it.


  5. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Anonymous

    Sorry to offend, Jennie. We try to approach the news from a more irreverent angle here.


  6. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Jennie

    As I was looking at the top of the website, I realized that…..but still. I am sure you understand how protective we Elvis fans are about people talking about him in a negative way. Regardless, I enjoyed knowing that ‘they’ are actually going to do something decent about him – the early years. Recently info about a potential ‘dark days’ movie about him and that Johnny Depp hoped to be Elvis. Of course none of us fans want that movie done – Just sayin……


  7. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    guest

    As far as I am concerned, there´s nothing irreverent about you mentioning Presley´s death took place inside his own bathroom. To be irreverent, you must be knowledgeable. To betray, you must belong, bla, bla. What is clear is that you have no idea how many other people, young and old, sick and well, matrons and virgins (LOL), met the same death. So, it´s not irreverent but, in the way you drafted it, it just shows a certain ignorance on your part, not just on how people die, but on how to react when some of your readers find it out…(about your ignorance).


  8. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Anonymous

    You’re right. I shouldn’t have implied that Elvis was the only person to have died in his bathroom.


  9. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Jim Burrows

    I can refer you to 560 articles by writers in sundry newspapers, and websites throughout the world who´ve made of mention of Presley dying the way he did. With practically the same words. But I have yet to read a newspaper article on any other person in the history of mankind dying in his bathroom. For that, you have to go to books, encyclopedias, or to have knowledge of someene in your family, or in your group of friends, who passed on in similar circumstances. I´ve done the research, both of them, that is. They are millions who´ve died in the bathroom, and there´s no other person other than Elvis Presley whose death in the bathroom has been documented in more articles, or websites, since the invention of the press (LOL).


  10. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Jim Burrows

    What I´m implying is that you have a lot in common with the remaining 559. So, in a way, It is you who is rather alone, Presley´s death in the bathroom being shared by millions who died exactly as he did. There has to be something you 560 all have in common. Let me do some research and what that may be, and I´ll get back at you (LOL).


  11. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Brian Quinn

    I look forward to the filming of ‘Last Train To Memphis’ documenting Elvis’ exponential rise to fame in the 1950′s. I sincerely hope that the person who portrays Elvis is a good actor and one who understands the immense talent and charisma of the man who is still the template for success in the music business today.


  12. February 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Brian Quinn

    I look forward to the filming of ‘Last Train To Memphis’ documenting Elvis’ exponential rise to fame in the 1950′s. I sincerely hope that the person who portrays Elvis is a good actor and one who understands the immense talent and charisma of the man who is still the template for success in the music business today.