Simmons says Kiss movie to film in Michigan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CADILLAC, Mich. Kiss frontman Gene Simmons says a feature film based on the band's 1975 visit to Michigan is fully funded and preparing for production.

Simmons told on Wednesday he doesn't know what role the band will play in the "Cadillac High" movie. He says he doesn't know the production timeline.

The Michigan Film Office in 2012 offered producer Philip Steuer an $8.2 million incentive to shoot the movie in Cadillac, Detroit and Pontiac. The film was expected to spend more than $27 million and hire 205 Michigan residents.

Kiss visited Cadillac after learning its winning football team listened to the band's music in its locker room. couldn't reach Steuer or the Film Office for comment Wednesday. Steuer produced Disney's 2013 movie "Oz the Great and Powerful," which was filmed in Pontiac.

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