Sunday marked the 22nd anniversary of the death of Freddie Mercury, and Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor used the occasion to announce that the movie about their singer, which they've been working on for years, is now full steam ahead.

May says, "We had a fabulous breakthrough moment. We saw some trial footage which brought big smiles to our faces, and made three decisions which will enable us to press that vital button this coming week, barring inclement acts of the gods. So we should be actually shooting footage before long. It will come quicker than we think. This is a good wind blowing. Freddie must be smiling, with a glint in the eye."

The film hit a roadblock earlier this year when Sacha Baron Cohen was relieved of his duties as Freddie.