Guns N' Roses Biopic in the Works: Author Marc Canter Confirms Movie About 'Appetite for Destruction' Band
Hollywood loves stories of rock 'n' roll debauchery, so it is not a huge surprise that Tinseltown is eyeing up Guns N' Roses for a biopic. The classic lineup includes a captivating list of characters like drummer Steven Adler, guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, lead guitarist Slash and, of course, frontman Axl Rose. Their history has been written in multiple books, and filmmakers intend to make a movie based on Marc Canter's 2007 release, Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction.
The news first popped up on the fan site MyGNRForum.com, Ultimate Classic Rock points out, and Canter ended up disclosing a few pieces of information on the project. Canter, who has known Slash since childhood, said the biopic has "been in the works for about four months."
The author added that the film will be made "by people that will do it right ... I do have a big say-so on the script, which is still being put together now but so far looking cool."
No actors have signed on to the project yet, but Canter expects some interest from a few big names. He also hopes to get the blessing of the erratic frontman Rose, who still tours under the Guns N' Roses name despite being the only original member.
"As you all know Axl doesn't support anything to do with the old band except playing their songs live," he wrote. "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."
The band's seminal album, Appetite for Destruction, came out in 1987. Canter documented much of that era as a photographer for the band, later penning a book filled with his memories.