AC/DC - Bon Scott: The Legend Of AC/DC Film In Pre-Production
Rock and roll history was made on January 14, 2013 as filmmaker J.R.
Getches shot the first- ever dramatic portrayal footage of late AC/DC
frontman, Bon Scott, starring U.S. actor/singer, Rob Liotti, in
Charleston, South Carolina. This initial scene will serve as a teaser
film and prelude to the upcoming trailer now greenlit and in
pre-production. Bon Scott - The Legend of AC/DC, was originally reported
upon in August of 2012 and garnered viral worldwide attention.
Russell Cotter of High Voltage Productions Pty. and an Australian
said, “The Bon Scott movie has got legs! Rob has worked tirelessly to
get the movie off the ground and it has traction. More than 30 years
after the death of AC/DC's legendary frontman, Rob, has promoted the
legacy of Bon Scott, the man, and has been able to pull together the
story, the people, and the logistics of what will soon, become a
landmark movie. Fans around the world will finally get to see what they
have long waited for...”
A confidential meeting was held in mid-November 2012 to solidify
commencement of filming and involved key staff as well as key principle
role actors. Also noteworthy is the fact that
an agreement has been reached with Charleston Sound Studio, LLC. in
neighboring Mount Pleasant, South Carolina where the trailer’s theme
song will be recorded. Owner and Chief Engineer, Jeff Hodges, has been
tasked with capturing the all-important track. The studio has been
utilized by stars such as multi-platinum artist, Darius Rucker, and
noted Nashville producer Frank Rogers.
While there has been much speculation over the casting of roles
within the project, radio interviews with the film’s star (both in
Australia and the United States) have given indication that some
preliminary casting has been accomplished for the trailer. It has been
learned that besides the principal role Liotti holds as Bon Scott, the
roles of Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Mark Evans, Phil Rudd, and Margaret
“Silver “ Smith have been cast thus far. In preparation for shooting,
the film’s star took on a serious physical regimen dropping some 40 lbs.
in preparation for the role.
Director J.R. Getches added, “The story of Bon Scott is a classical
tragedy. He travelled across the world, made his mark, and then died too
young. He was a misfit who found his place in rock music and became
immortal pursuing his dream. This is a story worth telling.
To date, the associate production company, High Voltage Productions
Pty., is seeking an independent production house and is said to be
waiting for the right fit and vision. But they have pledged that the
film’s trailer will serve as a vehicle for fundraising and an instrument
to give visual perpetuity to the investment interests at-large, as well
as the public.
For more info visit Thebonscottmovie.com.