Today I purchased the film rights to the Eric Burdon and War Story. I’d been negotiating for the rights to the Eric Burdon’s and the Animals Story – you know, that “San Franciscan Nights”/”Sky Pilot” era of the Animals – but then I saw this:
The rights to the Eric Burdon and War Story were about a third the price. It was a no brainer. Along with the climactic “Spill the Wine”/”Magic Mountain” scene, I’d work this into the film:
I’ve got Mark Wahlberg in mind to portray Burdon.