Henry Rollins and Iggy Pop will appear in a silent(!) movie, Gutterdammerung,
which will be accompanied by a live band and a narrator on its screenings and is expected in 2016. Shooting begins soon with Iggy Pop playing the role of a bored angel, Vicious, and Rollins a puritan priest. Grace Jones and Eagles Of Death Metal mainman Jesse Hughes also star – with more big-name artists to be announced. Director Bjorn Tagemose explains: “The film is sent in a world where God has saved the world by taking from mankind the Devil’s ‘Grail of Sin’ – the Evil Guitar. “From Heaven a punk-angel, Vicious, looks upon the world with weary eyes. He sends the Devil’s guitar back to Earth – and sin returns to mankind. “An evil puritan priest, Rollins, manipulates a naive girl into retrieving the guitar to destroy it. On her quest she’s forced to face the world’s most evil rock’n’roll bastards. She has a rival in the form of a rock chick, determined to stop her.” Rollins, who’s co-writing the script, says: “It’s primarily a visual experience, with very little dialogue. It’s not a film you see in the traditional way – you’ll be standing up for this experience.” Hughes adds: “It’s not a fucking Spinal Tap – it’s the real fuckin’ deal and the craziest fuckin’ story you’ll ever see in a theatre.” More details will be released in due course.