Comedian Bobcat Goldwaith, best known for his work in two Police Academy sequels, has written a script based on the 1975 Kinks’ album, Schoolboys in Disgrace and is all set to direct the film according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will follow Kinks-mastermind Ray Davies original concept for the album that revolves around a mischief-making schoolboy who after being embarrassed by the headmaster evolves into a super villain that goes by the pseudonym Mr. Flash.
So far, Goldwaith apparently has a big thumb-up from Ray Davies himself who will executive produce the film and re-record new versions of the songs featured on the album. While no cast has been announced, Davies has been re-recording classic Kinks’ tunes lately with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and The Killers which could hint at some possible collaborations for the film.
For those unfamiliar with the album, Goldwaith told the Hollywood Reporter that the 1976 album has, “some of the greatest rock songs you’ll ever hear.” However, All Music’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine begs to differ, assigning a mere 2 out of 5 star rating for the LP while calling it, “one of their [The Kinks] least satisfying albums.” [Spinner]