Published Dec 05, 2008In the seemingly never-ending stream of biopics, it appears AC/DC are on deck to get their film treatment. According to the Aussie website Undercover, filmmaker Eddie Martin is working on a biopic about former AC/DC front-man Bon Scott.
Martin has been "working heavily on it for a couple of months" but says the film is still in its early stages, with the production not set to begin shooting for another 12 to 18 months. However, some casting choices are being considered, such as Tom Budge (Three Dollars, Australian Rules) for the part of Angus Young.
"We have been considering casting and we are not going to contain this to Australia," Martin said, adding that the Scott role is still open.
The filmmaker went on to say he feels no one has nailed the real AC/DC story yet (though we tried our best with October's timeline), despite the countless books about the band. "Obviously we have gone through most of them, but talking to Bon's friends they aren't happy with the books and feel they have been misrepresented. We want to go much deeper with the movie," he said.
Bon Scott, born Ronald Belford Scott on July 9, 1946, died of alcohol consumption in 1980 just as the band had recorded their landmark Highway to Hell album and never reaped any of the rewards AC/DC received later in their career. He was eventually replaced by the band's current singer, Brian Johnson.
Thanks to The Daily Swarm for the heads-up on this story.
AC/DC "Highway To Hell"