To celebrate the Official Countdown to the Worldwide Premiere of the first Bohemian Rhapsody movie teaser, we are launching an exclusive series of 'Behind The Scenes / On The Set' film images on Queen's Official Instagram channel - @officialqueenmusic - sign up now to get ready!
The very first of these images is attached here, to this very news story, Can you spot the flyer that started it all?
Bohemian Rhapsody has been 9 years in the making and the band & the movie production team have worked seamlessly together to make sure that every tiny detail of each scene has been thought out to make sure Bohemian Rhapsody brings to life the story of Queen in the most immersive way.
Greg Brooks, Queens’ Official Archivist was part of this process and he worked with the band and the movie production team on a daily basis for months to re-create every tiny detail of each scene and to make it as authentic as possible.
"My role was to give the Fox ‘Props’ team access to authentic Queen tapes, notes, handwriting, memorabilia, costumes and photographs - anything and everything remotely useful - which they could then create replicas of, to dress various sets."
"Like Queen, the Fox team were obsessed with detail; getting every aspect of every scene perfectly right. With costume, for example, they didn’t just cover the basics; it meant sourcing precisely the right pair of blue denim jeans for 1972, with the correct belt, socks and footwear. And thus, from us, they needed every photograph we had of Queen relaxing off stage. “What photos do you have of Roger’s socks, Greg?” is the type of question that came at me, and that wasn’t even one of the strangest."
"Working on this project with such a brilliant gathering of dedicated talented people, was a rare privilege. Fox have created a Queen universe that is scarily convincing. It is real in every way that it could reasonably be."
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