Ridley Scott‘s RSA Films is set to produce a feature documentary about Oasis’ 1996 Knebworth House concert, with Jack Scott directing and Noel and Liam Gallagher attached as executive producers.
The film, to be released later this year in conjunction with the concert’s 25th Anniversary, will be financed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment and released theatrically by Trafalgar Releasing.
Held over two days in August 1996, the performance drew some 250,000 attendees to the UK venue. Set against the backdrop of the rise of New Labour, Euro ’96, Mandela’s visit to Britain and the height of Britpop, the film promises to document the moment that “defined an era.”
Jake Scott — founder of music video prodco Black Dog Films — has produced videos for Oasis and other artists including R.E.M., U2, The Verve, The Rolling Stones and others.
“It’s a story driven entirely by the music, a rock and roll experience, told in the moment, like a visual stream of consciousness that is built around the extensive archive footage from the event. No on-camera interviews or unnecessary celebrity recollections,” he said.