Wednesday, July 27, 2011

AC/DC: Bon Scott film receives funding in Australia

We could be seeing a Bon Scott film in the future.

Screen Australia, the government’s key funding body for the film industry in that country, has approved financing aid for several new projects, including one about the late AC/DC frontman.

“Bon Scott” will be directed by Eddie Martin and produced by Lizzette Atkins, who worked together on another biopic, the feature-length documentary "Lionel," about a boxer. Stephen Cleary is script editing.

There remains a great deal of interest in Bon’s story, at least certainly in Australia, where musician/actor Nick Barker is currently playing the AC/DC legend in the Melbourne theatre production of "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be - The Story Of Bon Scott."

The play documents Bon’s story through his various bands - including the Spektors, the Valentines and Fraternity - before he went on to become the second singer for AC/DC.

Scott died on February 19, 1980 following a night of heavy drinking.

AC/DC – Problem Child
BBC2 - Rock Goes To College
The Underground – University of Essex – Colchester, UK – October 28, 1978

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