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Napster: The Movie?

02.25.2005

Whatever happened to those two guys from BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE? I heard one of them was still doing movies but that other guy? Bill? Or was it Ted? Whatever happened to him - the one with the curly blonde hair? Well I can assure you Alex Winter is still alive and well. I saw him on a NY-to-LA flight not to long ago. And from the looks of things, he's getting back into that whole "movie business" thing. Paramount and MTV Films have hired Winter to script the biopic of Napster creator Shawn Fanning for an untitled film they're planning. Napster, which changed the landscape of the entertainment industry in amazing ways, was created in Fanning's Northeastern University in 1999. Since then mp3s have become a household name and iPods and iTunes are a multi-million dollar business. But before that numerous artists and record labels rallied against Napster and it was eventually shut down (but not before being recently revived as a legal iTunes-esque mp3 platform). MTV and Paramount have a number of other music-based biopics in the works including an adaptation of Motley Crue's tell-all biography "The Dirt." As for that other BILL AND TED guy...

Source: Variety

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