Elton John is the subject of a new documentary reportedly heading to Netflix, and it will act as a follow-up to his hit biopic Rocketman.
Per U.K.’s The Sun, the documentary’s tentative title is The Pillars Of Hercules, and “[it] will cover events in the Seventies, including never-before-seen backstage footage of the singer and John Lennon.”
At the helm of the documentary is John’s long-time guitarist Davey Johnstone and will highlight stories not covered in Rocketman. The Sun adds that a source says Johnstone “has Elton and his husband David Furnish’s seal of approval.”
Johnstone said in an appearance on the Greatest Music of All Time Podcast (as transcribed by NME), “I had a lovely conversation with David [Furnish] the other day in which they were really happy that I was going ahead and doing it again. Quite honestly I would never do anything, especially of a documentary nature, about anything we did without them being OK with it. So with this documentary we are in the throes right now of putting together all the last things we need.”
Johnstone said of a potential release, “There are two more interviews we are looking to get and we will probably be finished with all the recording by late January and then we will go into editing and we will be ready about Easter.”