David Lee Roth's Crazy From The Heat Film Script Surfaces (Week in Review)
David Lee Roth's Crazy From The Heat Film Script Surfaces was a top story on Friday: (hennemusic) The final draft of a script for a planned 1985 film project by Van Halen singer David Lee Roth has surfaced online. Named after his hit EP of the same name, Dangerous Minds reports "Crazy From The Heat" was based on a rock star named Dave and his travels to the mysterious Dongo Island, where he gets into all kinds of kooky capers with his manager Bernie, while surrounded by bikini-clad women.
Roth approached Eddie Van Halen to work on material for the project's soundtrack, with the guitarist declining to participate as tensions continued within the Van Halen camp before ultimately leading to the singer's departure in the spring of 1985.
Working alongside his creative partner and manager Pete Angelus and writer Jerry Perzigian, Roth wrote a screenplay for the film, which was inspired by the music from the 1985 EP and his 1986 solo debut, "Eat 'Em And Smile."
The rocker secured a $10 million budget for the project as part of deal with CBS Theatrical Films, and was weeks away from the start of production in November 1985 when the whole thing fell through as CBS cancelled the film - and seven others - when they closed the film division due to financial issues within the company. Read more - here.
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