Gene Simmons Says a KISS Movie Called 'Cadillac High' is Coming
While there's a documentary on The Beatles coming from director Ron Howard, another iconic rock band is getting a different kind of film made about them. Everyone knows the crazy clown antics of KISS, mostly because of how they liked to rock and roll all night and party everyday. They were the driving force of the road trip comedy Detroit Rock City, and now they're getting a film all about them called Cadillac High. If you think that's a weird title for a film about KISS, the film is about the impact the band and their music had on a high school football team and their entire student body in Cadillac, Michigan back in 1974. Read on!
The news comes from Michigan news outlet MLive (via The Guardian) who spoke to KISS frontman Gene Simmons about the film. He explained that students of Cadillac High started playing KISS music in their locker room before football games, and they ended up going on a seven-game winning streak, making them co-champions in their league. What's really cool is that when this news reached the band, they headed to the high school to give Cadillac High a special concert in their gymnasium. But before that, they played football with the team (as pictured above in a photo by Waring Abbott), answered questions and posed for pictures with the students and more. For a more extensive rundown of that day, check out this ESPN story right here.
Simmons says, "It's now been fully funded and it's now in pre-production. The only date or timeline [for a release] I can give would be a guess." This sounds much better than just being another story about how the band came together and rose to fame. It's a cool, unique isolated story about how their rock music inspired a group of kids. The question is whether or not Simmons and the rest of the band will show up in the film as themselves or if other actors will be playing them. They're all getting pretty old, and the line-up that played the school hasn't been together again for awhile now, so we'll see what happens. No word on who will direct the film, but we're certainly interested to see how it plays out. Interested?