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MARTIN SCORSESE PLANNING TO DIRECT MOVIE ABOUT THE RAMONES

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is planning to direct a movie about the legendary punk band The Ramones. There is no timetable or writer for the film yet, which Scorsese could shoot after he finishes his upcoming project, Silence, next year. The news about the movie comes as the managers of the group's estate have revealed plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album in 2016.

Those plans include a documentary separate from Scorsese's film, a play and a book about the band's early years.

All four of the original Ramones are now dead, with the last, drummer Tommy Ramone, passing away earlier this year. (The Wrap)

Rob Zombie just hosted a tribute to guitarist Johnny Ramone in Los Angeles to mark the 10th anniversary of his passing.

Johnny's portion of the Ramones estate is handled by his widow Linda, while late singer Joey Ramone's interests are now handled by his brother Mickey.

Although the two sides have had disputes in the past, they are now said to be "moving in one direction together as a team" with regards to the 40th anniversary plans.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the Ramones perform "Blitzkrieg Bop":

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