The rise to rock supremacy of Guns N’ Roses is to be the inspiration for a biopic. Work began on the movie some four months ago, according to Marc Canter, the author of the 2008 biography ‘Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction.’
Canter posted some comments about the project on a G N’ R forum, explaining his involvement and the fact that the film will not be a documentary, as had been expected in some quarters. “I do have a big say so on the script which is still being put together now but so far looking cool,” he wrote. “I am going to see that everyone in the cast is doing their job and doing justice to the band.
“Since I was there,” Canter continued, “I know what the dialogue was between the band for many of the events that took place. When you find out who is making the movie, you will then understand that it will be very cool. I’m proud of all the hard work that was put into this project and it’s just going to KICK ASS! In no way will it be a cheesy movie like ‘Rock Star.’ There really is such a great story here that even the outtakes will be great.”
The members of the band during the classic period in question will not be directly involved in the film, says the author, but they will review the finished script “and help fix things that are off a bit. The goal is to get it right.
“As you all know Axl doesn’t support anything to do with the old band except playing their songs live,” said Canter. “However I do think he will be happy with the fact that it will clear up some stories that have been said about him from those days that were told incompletely.”
Casting has yet to be started for the film, but Canter is expecting prominent actors to be involved. “In the end,” he said, “it’s just a cool story about five guys that got together in Los Angeles and put together great music and made it work and the reckless road that they traveled on the way.”
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