Guns N’ Roses will be getting its own biopic. The film will be adapted from Marc Canter’s 2008 biography on the band, Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction, and the author said it will be done right, with “no short cuts.”
“It will be very detailed,” he said.
Canters posted on a Guns N’ Roses forum, as Spin reports, clarifying the film will not be a documentary — as some had suspected. It has been in the works for about four months now, he said.
“I do have a big say so on the script which is still being put together now but so far looking cool,” he posted. “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. There really is such a great story here that even the outtakes will be great.”
Canter added, “The truth is a movie could be made just from Hell Tour alone which was only about a week or so long.”
While Axl Rose won’t be involved with the film, according to Canter, he and the rest of the band will get to 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,” Canter posted. “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 far no one has been cast for the project, but Canter says he would expect they’ll enlist some A-list actors.
“In the end it’s just a cool story about 5 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,” he wrote.
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