Motley Crue To MTV: Let Our Movie Go

Dan Gibson | June 20, 2008 5:30 am

“”MTV has become bogged down in its own way. It’s a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip. We signed with them because we believed they were right, but they haven’t come to the table. We need to find the right partner. They are not the right partner.” That’s the reason Nikki Sixx gives for the world not being able to plunk down $10 to watch a film adaptation of his band’s runaway literary smash The Dirt. When the project was announced in 2006, MTV Films and Paramount were very excited to bring the true (or true-ish) tales of Sunset Strip life to the big screen–yet, two years later, nothing has happened. What on earth, MTV? Are you really going to demand that people actually go and purchase a book and then read it in order to learn about Ozzy Osbourne snorting a line of ants, or the disgusting shenanigans that befell Crue groupies in the ’80s? Think of the children, MTV. The children. [Billboard]