New movie about AC/DC’s Bon Scott will not be a biopic, producers reveal


The producers of the upcoming movie about AC/DC’s Bon Scott have clarified that the film won’t be a strict biopic in regards to the late singer.

Australia’s HALO Movies introduced earlier this month that The Child From Harvest Street is at the moment within the works, in what’s described as “a fictionalised narrative” set within the Sixties, throughout Scott’s coming-of-age years.

Younger Australian actor Lee Tiger Halley, who stars in Netflix‘s Boy Swallows Universe, will play Scott. The script is being written by Stephen Belowsky alongside co-writer/director David Vincent Smith, with Tim Duffy on board as producer and Ian Hale and Nicko Mezzino government producing for HALO Movies and Protocol Footage, respectively.

AC/DC’s Bon Scott performs dwell in 1976. Credit score: Roger Morton/Cleopatra Information/Getty Photographs

After an excited response to the movie’s announcement, HALO sought to clarify that followers shouldn’t count on the movie to be a traditionally correct account of Scott’s life, however somewhat they may use inventive license to seize the spirit of the singer’s life.

“The producers behind The Child From Harvest Street are extremely humbled and grateful for the overwhelming media consideration the current announcement of the movie’s improvement has garnered. The keenness and help from audiences and media retailers alike reaffirm the assumption within the energy of storytelling,” they mentioned.

“Nevertheless, they’re at pains to precise that The Child From Harvest Street is a mission that goals to seize the essence of Bon Scott’s youth in Fremantle in a fictionalised narrative set within the Sixties. By drawing inspiration from the tales and environment of the time interval, somewhat than trying a biopic, the movie can supply a extra imaginative exploration of Scott’s character and experiences.”

“Specializing in his early life in Fremantle permits for a deeper dive into the influences and occasions that formed him as an individual and finally as the enduring frontman of AC/DC. It additionally offers a possibility to discover the cultural panorama of the time, together with the burgeoning music scene and social dynamics of the period.”

Bon Scott fronted AC/DC from 1974 till his demise in 1980. He sang on the band’s first six albums, spanning from their debut ‘Excessive Voltage’, up till 1979’s ‘Freeway To Hell’. Brian Johnson was tapped to interchange Scott simply weeks after the latter’s demise, and went on to file ‘Again in Black’ and has been with the band ever since.

The movie is predicted to enter manufacturing in early 2025.

In celebration of their fiftieth anniversary as a band, AC/DC are set to launch restricted version gold vinyl pressings of their whole album catalogue. Every of the restricted version albums include an album-specific 12”x12” print that includes new AC/DC 50 paintings appropriate for framing.

Elsewhere, the band just lately introduced an enormous UK and European stadium tour for 2024 in addition to a new drummer and bassist for mentioned reveals. The Australian rock legends will carry out 21 dates in 10 nations this summer time, which is able to mark their first tour in Europe for eight years.


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