Inner-band feuds, on-stage tardiness, and rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest mullet: The 25-year-long drama otherwise known as Guns N’ Roses seems long overdue for a Hollywood biopic. However, according to the band’s biographer Marc Canter, that’ll soon change as an adaptation of his 2008 book Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction is apparently heading to the silver screen.
“No short cuts, it will be very detailed,” Canter said of the film in a message posted on GNR’s message board. “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. 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 went on to add that the film is not a “documentary,” nor will Axl Rose have any involvement. “As you all know Axl doesn’t support anything to do with the old band except playing their songs live,” Canter wrote.
The film has reportedly been in development for four months, but currently there are no additional details regarding a release date or potential casting.