AC/DC's Bon Scott movie won't be a biopic

AC/DC's Bon Scott movie won't be a biopic

The producers of the next film on Bon Scott of the AC/DC they made it clear that the film it won't be a strict biopic about the late singer.

Australia's HALO Films announced earlier this month that “The Kid From Harvest Road” is currently in progress (writing phase). The content of the film will be, as the production specifies, “a fictional narrative” set in the 1960s, during Scott's formative years.

The young Australian actor Lee Tiger Halley, star of Netflix's “Boy Swallows Universe,” will play Scott. The screenplay is written by Stephen Belowsky together with the co-writer/director David Vincent Smithwith Tim Duffy as producer and Ian Hale and Nicko Mezzino as executive producers for HALO Films and Protocol Pictures respectively.

After an enthusiastic response to the film's announcement, HALO sought to make clear that fans should not expect the film to be a historically accurate account of Scott's life, but rather will use creative license to capture the spirit of the singer's life.

“The producers of “The Kid From Harvest Road” are honored and grateful for the overwhelming media attention that the recent announcement of the film's development has garnered. The enthusiasm and support from the public and media reaffirm belief in the power of storytelling,” they said in a statement

However, the production team stressed that the film (which is expected to begin filming in 2025) is a project that aims to capture the essence of Bon Scott's early life in Fremantle in a fictionalized narrative set in the 1960s. By drawing inspiration from the stories and atmosphere of the period, rather than attempting a biographical tale, the film can offer a more imaginative exploration of Scott's character and experiences.

“Focusing on his formative years in Fremantle – they say – allows for a deeper dive into the influences and events that shaped him as a person and, ultimately, as AC/DC's iconic frontman. He also offers the opportunity to explore the cultural landscape of the era, including the thriving music scene and social dynamics of the time.”

Bon Scott he was the frontman of AC/DC from 1974 until his (shrouded in mystery) death in 1980. He sang on the band's first six albums, from their debut “High Volts” until “Highway To Hell” in 1979. Brian Johnson was chosen to replace Scott a few weeks after the latter's death and continued to record “Back in Black” and has been part of the band ever since.