Work on Duff McKagan movie to begin

Duff McKagan is about to start work on the film version of ‘The Taking’, with Seattle documentary film maker Jamie Burton Chamberlin.

The movie is to be constructed of serveral vignettes, each based on the lyrics from McKagan’s most recent work of the same name.

In a 2010 interview with the West Seattle Herald, Chamberlin said the movie “will be a contemporary version of, say, The Beatles’ ‘Hard Day’s Night’ meets Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Song Remains the Same’, with aspects of documentary, music video, and live performance, all interconnected by an underlying motivation. The album will serve as the soundtrack.

“Everything will be shot in Seattle and the Northwest. We hope to use locations in West Seattle and other familiar settings to create these vignettes that develop organically within them.” 

Meanwhile, it is said that McKagan hopes to push the movie and get it screened on the festival circuit to gain exposure beyond his music fans.

Duff McKagan’s Loaded will be playing a handful of US shows in the remainder of August.  More shows announced soon.

Read a review of ‘The Taking’ (album) here.
Read a review of ‘Sick’ here.