The cast of the upcoming Queen Biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Photo: Instagram

They are possibly one of the most iconic bands in the world and now, there's a biographical film that will hit the big screen over the next few months celebrating the life and the roaring times of the band. 

Queen was made up of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals & piano), Brian May (lead guitar & vocals), Roger Taylor (drums & vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). The band was formed in 1970.  John Deacon and Freddie Mercury died in the 1990s, while Brian May and Roger Taylor are still active. 

The film gets its name Bohemian Rhapsody from the band's song released in 1975 on the album: A Night at the Opera, their fourth studio album. 

The film will star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, and Mike Myers. Dexter Fletcher took over from Bryan Singer as director of the project. 

Appearing on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert in May, Malek explained that he is a huge Queen fan and some of his favourite songs have been the more 'obscure' ones. 

"There's this one called Lilly of the Valley that I like, but I also love, Somebody to Love " he said. 

In preparation for the role, he said he did pre-recording for the film at the Abbey Road Studios. "I was a little late for the meeting. I was running across the street where I look back and see the iconic crosswalk that the Beatles have the album cover of, and instantly I'm like what the hell is happening to me. 

"I run up the stairs, the meeting is on the fourth floor and when I get to the third floor, I see the pictures of all of these iconic bands on the walls. Then I see a picture of Queen autographed by all the members. Freddie Mercury's face is staring at me as saying don't do this. It was that look of 'don't f#ck this up," he said. 

Earlier in the year, the first trailer of the film was criticised for conveniently leaving out Freddie Mercury's sexuality, and that the singer died from AIDS. With fans reacting to it and feeling as though the film will not be an accurate representation of the band and their lives. The film's latest trailer dropped on Tuesday.

Bohemian Rhapsody will hit South African cinemas in November this year.