Doors-inspired movie in the works, based on Jim Morrison's final days

Jim Morrison’s “Get my kicks before the whole s—house goes up in flames” rock-n-roll attitude is such a perfect expression of youth angst and abandon that nearly every American teenager goes through a Doors phase, discovering both the songs and the man who sang them some 40 years ago. Baby Boomer counterculture guru Oliver Stone tackled Morrison and the Doors with his 1991 movie, which featured Val Kilmer doing an apt representation of the Lizard King. But as with most Stone movies, The Doors felt as much about the director as it did the band or Morrison. His movie covered the Doors as a huge, sweeping story that started out in art school and wound up lifeless in a Paris bathtub, so a smaller project focusing specifically on Morrison’s mysterious last days, wandering le rues de Paris making music with street musicians, is definitely a fun, intriguing idea.

My one hope for Saitzyk’s movie is that he does not focus on the conspiracy theories that swirl around Morrison’s death to this day. Did he die of asthma? Heroin overdose? Murder? It doesn’t really matter any more. Way better to present Morrison’s actual death as simply “The End” of the movie, and not the whole point.

Anyone kind of excited to see what they do with this project? Think Andrews has the swagger and charisma to pull off Jim Morrison?

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  • PeterBilt

    I saw this already, it was called The Doors, and it came out 20 years ago

    • Christopher James

      Yeah, but “The Doors Movie” was almost completely fictionalized by Oliver Stone. A lot of his subplot and explanations of things were entirely made up.

      Should a Doors movie be made, it should be taken from the book “Life.Death.Legend.” – the most incredible book written on Jim and the band that I’ve ever found.

      And “The Doors Movie” didn’t focus on Jim in Paris at all… it was “I’m going to Paris,” and then “Oh, look, he’s dead.”

  • terry

    I always wondered what happened to that guy. Liked him in Dazed and Confused, never saw City of Ghosts. Can he pull off a Morrision? No idea, I have only seen the guy in one small part in a movie damn near 20 years old. In fact, THAT’S what I’d like to see, a D&C sequel. Could set it at their 20 year reunion. I was one of those flicks that looked back at high school nearly 20 years before and did not have the ending where it focused on various characters to tell up what happened to them after the movie. It could be good if Linklatter would do it.

  • Izzie’s Mom

    Please don’t let this be true.

  • Nicole

    I loved him in D & C and don’t think I’ve seen him in anything since. Love The Doors and Morrison, so I’ll be seeing this. I was a fan of the original Doors movie with Val Kilmer, but I’d give this one a shot for sure.

  • spendy

    the two faces could not be more different. Well, I suppose they could but no, he does not look like my idea of Jim Morrison. Like casting Batman, they ought to get the lips right first…

  • John

    If all the myths can be believed, Morrison was a bloated, overweight mess who looked like an old man on his last days. I’m thinking Phillip Seymour Hoffman might be a better choice.

  • Madd

    As a HUGE Doors fan I have to admit I’m pretty weary of this. I actually loved Stone’s version-I thought Val Kilmer did a great job, Kyle MacLachlan was in it, etc.

  • Cricket

    There is only one person who could play Morrison for me besides Morrison himself (and he would probably even agree with me) – Val Kilmer. Val NAILED IT when he did The Doors movie.

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