Iggy Pop To Star In Dario Argento's 'The Sandman' As A Serial Killer
Legendary Italian horror director Dario Argento has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund his next film The Sandman, whose titular character will be played by none other than punk pioneer Iggy Pop, Pitchfork reports.
"I have long been thrilled and fascinated by the amazing films of Mr. Argento, all of which are master works," the Stooges frotnman said in a statement. "Yes, and also compellingly strange, beautiful, and full of relentless terror. If I could play the Sandman for him it would make my life complete. I hope I have no just written my own epitaph."
According to the film's Indiegogo campaign page, The Sandman is about "a masked killer who murders his victims with a lethally jagged melon spoon...and claims their eyes as trophies," which definitely sounds like something Dario Argento would be directing.
Though he's primarily known as a singer, Iggy Pop has been acting pretty regularly since the '80s. Some of his film and TV appearances include John Waters' Cry-Baby, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man and Coffee and Cigarettes, and the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
"Working with Iggy Pop is amazing!" Argento said in a press release. "Such an interesting and intense personality! I would not even simply say 'actor,' that does not cover it. I would rather say 'a unique presence!'"
Argento is one of the most acclaimed horror filmmakers in history, having directed classics such as Suspiria, Deep Red, and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. He is also one of the writers of Sergio Leone's classic western Once Upon a Time in the West.
Check out Iggy Pop's scene with fellow musician Tom Waits in Coffee and Cigarettes: