When it comes to Police-related documentaries, you’d think Hollywood types would bank on folks wanting to hear about Sting’s endless love or listen to Stewart Copeland bitch for two hours. But wild and crazy Andy Summers will be the first Policeman to bring his story to multiplexes, and what strange and sexy tales can fans expect amongst the “25,000 photos from his collection”?
The film will trace Summers’ life from his youth in post-World War II England to his time playing with the Animals and 1960s psychedelic bands to the Police’s formation and current reunion.
It will be similar in style to the Robert Evans documentary “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” which used animated sequences to recount the life of the Hollywood producer. That film was directed by Brett Morgen, who is also on board the Summers film as a producer.
Well, uh, maybe it will feature some trippy animations of him and Robert Fripp licking toads while making I Advance Masked. (Except of course Robert Fripp never took drugs. Damn it.) But even if there aren’t any weird perversions or hidden bodies that Summers has been keeping under wraps for the last two decades, the multi-angle footage from the Police reunion tour will probably put enough asses in the seats to make the thing profitable as we wait for the inevitable Sting sex tape to leak.