The legendary Soul Train
is part of pop culture history and ran from 1971 to 2006, hosted and produced by Don Cornelius
. It was the definite stop for every urban artist for over 35 years. Artists like Aretha Franklin
, Patti LaBelle
, Paula Abdul
, Mary J. Blige
and more all hit the Soul Train stage. The show is also known for the Soul Train line, which we have all done at parties. Now, Variety is reporting Soul Train is set to become a movie.
Warner Bros. has hired Malcolm Spellman to write a feature based on the classic TV show "Soul Train."
Darryl Porter and Aaron Geller of Porter/Geller Prods. will produce with Don Cornelius, the host and producer of the famed show, which ran from 1971-2006.
Spellman said that he's writing a film set in the 1980s.
"All of the hip-hop street dances you see today were born during that time period and were first seen on that show, and I remember doing all of them when I was a kid," said Spellman, whose credits include "Dead Presidents."
Protag comes from the L.A. hood, and his ticket out is his gift for "popping," a street dance that became popular in the period. Cornelius told Spellman he'd always wanted to mount a tour with bands and dancers, and the writer will make that fictional tour a centerpiece of the film.
Well, this definitely sounds interesting. Sounds like it will be another dance movie, which has been extremely popular over the years. I just hope they include the Asian chick with the long hair and the ultra-tight stretch pants -- she was always the best to watch! Anyone remember her?
Check out the clip below of the Soul Train