NEW BIOPIC ABOUT LATE AC/DC SINGER IS IN THE WORKS
Both a new narrative film and a documentary about the life and career of late AC/DC singer Bon Scott are in the works, according to Billboard.com.
The documentary, titled Looking For Bon, will explore Scott’s life from 1970 to 1974. The film will be followed by a Bon Scott biopic, which will focus on his years in AC/DC and will be based on a script co-written by late Australian music pioneer Vince Lovegrove, who played with Scott in The Valentines in the ’60s.
Producer Shemori BoShae, who is involved with both projects, said, “The purpose of the documentary is to chronicle what was a very creative period for Bon from 1970 to 1974 and give the viewer an insight into a very creative period of Bon’s life and to enlighten all on just how great a singer he was before he joined AC/DC.”
The Scottish-born Scott, who moved to Australia as a child, joined AC/DC in 1974 and sang on six studio albums. His last effort was 1979’s Highway To Hell.
The hard-partying Scott died on February 19th, 1980 in London, England. He choked to death on his own vomit while sleeping in a friend’s car after a night of drinking.
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young said that the band almost didn’t get past Scott’s death:
“Bon was the big — he was a full-on frontman, plus he had this great character, you know. I mean, he just lived that rock ‘n’ roll life. With Bon, what you saw was what you got and, yeah, it was pretty, pretty tough.”
His replacement was Brian Johnson, who made his debut on 1980’s Back In Black and has fronted the group ever since.
- AC/DC released its latest studio album, Rock Or Bust, earlier this month and will launch a world tour in early 2015.