One of the best classic rock operas of all time had to be Quadrophenia. The final scene in the movie left us all hanging when mod Jimmy flew off the end of the cliff on his scooter, or did he?
For all of us who wondered how it all ended, and what happened to the film’s main characters, then the wait looks as if it may be over.
The sequel to the classic is being planned and the story will bring the original characters into the modern day.
The film will be based on the book To Be Someone: Jimmy’s Story Continues – Inspired by Quandrophenia. The book was written by Peter Meadows, and was approved by Pete Townshend who created the original characters in Quadrophenia.
Originally published in 2011, the book’s description read as follows:
The swinging sixties. They say if you can remember them, you weren’t there. A new generation of fashion-conscious, pill-popping teenagers emerged. Jimmy was there and he can remember the sixties – because he spent most of them behind bars. To Be Someone is Jimmy’s story. He was no different from any other 18-year-old from 1964; he lives for the good times. Life was one big laugh – but the difference was that Jimmy had more than his fair share of bad luck. In this amusing cult novel, we hear how he goes from a very cocky, happy and sometimes confused teenager to a scooter-wrecking, car-taking, drug-dealing, cocaine-smuggling phony gangster. Jimmy’s met all them good guys, bad guys, gangsters, psychos, weirdos and even ghosts and ghouls. To say he’s had an interesting life is an understatement.
The filming is set to begin this summer, and the movie will see the return of some of the original cast from the 1979 film including: Phil Daniels (Jimmy), Mark Wingett (Dave) and Toyah Willcox (Monkey) with one source adding Trevor Laird (Ferdy). Ray Burdis (Love, Honor and Obey) is set to direct the movie.