Die GUNS N' ROSES Biographie "Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction", in der Autor Marc Canter über die Entstehung des Millionenfachverkauften Debüt Albums "Appetite For Destruction" schreibt, soll verfilmt werden.
Der Film soll keine Dokumentation werden und ist bereits seit vier Monaten in Arbeit und es sind einige A-List Personen im Cast, sagt Canter.
Auf der inoffiziellen GUNS N' ROSES Web Seite MyGNRForum.com schreibt Canter folgendes:
"I do have a big say-so on the script, which is still being put together now, but so far 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."
Desweiteren sagt er: "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' [the 2001 Warner Bros. film starring Mark Wahlberg as a salesman-turned-rock star styled after Tim 'Ripper' Owens, who fronted a JUDAS PRIEST cover band before being tapped to become the new lead singer of the actual group]."
"There really is such a great story here that even the outtakes will be great."
In Bezug auf die Teilnahme am Projekt durch die aktuellen und ehemaligen GUNS N' ROSES Mitglieder, inkl. Axl Rose sagt Canter folgendes:
"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 evens will be a good thing for him to see happen."
Er fügt hinzu: "Axl should know by now that I have his back and that it will be done right.
"If I'm involved in a GUNS N' ROSES 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."
Canter, der mit Slash seit über 35 Jahren befreundet ist, hat unlimitierten Zugang zu den prägendsten Jahren einer der größten Rockbands aller Zeiten. Er widerholt zum Albschluss das der Film kein käsiger, Low-Budget Film werden soll und er soll die Anfangstage der Band genau schildern.
"The people I'm working with are the best ones to do this project," sagt er.
"There is so much detail in the way it all came together that tells the killer rock 'n' roll story of the best band around. Why hide it? I have all the resources to help make it right.
"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."
Weiters: "No one has been cast at this point but I would expect to see a few A-list people in the cast. [We're] just working on [putting together] the perfect script. Then they will move on to the next step, and yes, it will bring in a whole new slew of fans and sell a shitload of records for the band. Also the band will do well on the music used for the movie."
Canter fügt hinzu: "I did get Axl a draft copy of the book about a month before it went to print but never heard back from him. If there was something he wanted to add, it would have got added."