- Associated Press - Thursday, July 31, 2014

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) - 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 MLive.com (http://bit.ly/1qMlKzw ) 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.

MLive.com 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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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com