A feature film focusing on the early days and rise to fame of the rock band Guns N’ Roses is in the works.
The movie is based off a book written by Marc Canter titled ‘Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction’.
The authorised biography charts the Los Angeles group’s formation and the recording of their massive 1987 debut album Appetite For Destruction. The writer has known guitarist Slash for nearly 35 years and has an intimate knowledge of the band’s history.
Writing on fan messageboard MyGNRForum, Canter wrote: “No one has been cast at this point but I would expect to see a few A list people in the cast. Just working on the perfect script.”
“When the script is done the band will be able to look at it and help fix things that are off a bit. The goal is to get it right.”
“I do have a big say-so on the script, which is still being put together now, but so far it’s looking cool.
“I am going to see that everyone in the cast is doing their job and doing justice to the band. Since I was there, I know what the dialog 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’.”
Canter does not have the support of frontman Axl Rose(surprise, surprise), but he has vowed to clear many of the misconceptions regarding the singer’s attitude and behaviour.
“Axl doesn’t support anything to do with the old band except playing their songs live. 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. So setting the record straight on some of those events will be a good thing for him to see happen.
“Axl should know by now that I have his back and that it will be done right. If I’m involved in a GNR project, then you know I have their backs. There is a great story about the birth of the band which I was very much involved in.
“This has nothing to do with where the band is today. The history is very important and that’s why Axl was the one who was most supportive of me documenting what they were doing when they first started out.”