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Yari & Co. board ‘Train’ for The Police documentary

Nostalgia makes a lot of the older fans go cuckoo. Even though they had separated decades ago, their recent sold out stadium tour proved that the members of the musical act known as The Police remain fan favorites. Following in the Sundance preemed Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, now it is the guitarist of the group (Andy Summers) who will see his autobiography become a film docu project thanks to the Yari Film Group and producers Norm Golightly, Brett Morgen and Nicolas Cage.

One Train Later will borrow the same technology that Morgen used to portray the life in pictures of producer Bob Evans – but it is Lauren Lazin (Tupac: Resurrection) who is in negotiations to direct.

Summers would narrate his tale about the Police from his perspective. About 25,000 photos Summers has taken of the band over the years will be featured in an animated style to tell the story. 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.

Producers are looking to have the documentary ready for Sundance – of 2009. Bet you a certain band might be in Park City for a planned performance.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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