A book about the early days of legendary US rock band Guns N’ Roses is to be made in to a feature film.
Marc Canter’s authorised biography Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction is now officially in development and – rumour has it – will feature a starry cast of movie a-listers.
Speaking to MyGNRForum, Canter said: “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.”
Asked about the fact that Canter and the film do not have the support of GN’R mainman Axl Rose, Canter said: “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.”
Reckless Road was originally published in 2008. Author Marc Canter is a long term friend of GN’R guitarist Slash.
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