U.S. based production company High Voltage Productions are currently in the pre-production stages of a docu-drama entitled "Bon Scott - The Legend Of AC/DC". The film's screenplay is being written by American singer/writer Rob Liotti who has portrayed Bon Scott for a number of years in his tribute band TNT and has wowed thousands of AC/DC fans. This is why Liotti will be starring portraying the late Aussie frontman. One could equate his performance in similarity to what tribute singer Tim "Ripper" Owens did for JUDAS PRIEST.
The docu-drama is said to examine an integral time period within AC/DC's history as Bon Scott helped to catapult AC/DC to international stardom, but never really got to enjoy the fruits of his labor — even sometimes dealing with bouts of extreme loneliness and isolationism — and ultimately culminating in his untimely death by misadventure in 1980.
What Rob Liotti had to say about being part of the project:
"There are a lot of challenges with a project of this type. One of the biggest challenges is authenticity. This is an American production of an ostensibly Australian-based story. Therefore, dialect is highly important, as well as capturing the true dynamic of the band and its members. Moreover, the Australians claim 'ownership' of the band and Bon Scott, so there are high expectations to be met from the outset. But it is a story that is viable and deserves to be told."
With AC/DC's 40th anniversary coming up and now annual events paying homage to the late Scott, millions of AC/DC fans worldwide are seething for a film of this type so that they might personally explore what has made AC/DC one of the most successful rock bands in history and their late singer an Australian icon. Stay tuned for more details!
As previously reported, AC/DC's guitarist Malcolm Young has an update about what is to be the bands NEW studio album! In an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Young had the following to say regarding AC/DC's follow-up to 2008's 'Black Ice'.
"You know what Brian's like. He just says things and then walks away," Malcolm said. "It'll be a little while — a year or two anyway." He added, "I've been doing some jamming on some song ideas but I do that all the time, as do the rest of the band. We are still working. But we had a long rest between 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Black Ice', so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more."
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