A biopic about 80s new wave band Duran Duran could be coming to cinemas in a matter of years.

Duran Duran would be the latest music superstars to get the biopic treatment - following success with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and Sir Elton John's Rocketman.

Revealing the news, the band’s drummer Roger Taylor told how the chart-topping group have discussed different scripts and ideas about a potential film.

He told The Sun: “It’s something that is under discussion. It is being discussed and we’ve had different scripts and ideas put forward.

“We haven’t quite decided on the right one yet. But there are things in development so we will see where they go. We would love to do something like that and I think something will happen in the next few years.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor reveals band is working on a biopic. (PA)Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor reveals band is working on a biopic. (PA)

Taylor, who is part of Duran Duran alongside Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, said he would want a “really good Hollywood actor” to portray him.

The 61-year-old added: “It would have to be someone who’s on the cusp of their career, who’s got the right look, the right vibe and that’s going to take some time to find I think.”

New wave band Duran Duran formed in Birmingham in 1978 and were one of the era’s biggest acts thanks to songs including Rio, Hungry Like The Wolf and The Reflex.

Musical biopics have proven to be big business in Hollywood over recent years.

Bohemian Rhapsody grossed over 904 million dollars (£658 million) while Rocketman made about 200 million dollars (£146 million).