Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop to Star in New Silent Film
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age just announced that he will join Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, and Eagle's of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes in Gutterdammerung, a new silent film. Billed as "the loudest silent movie on earth," the film is being directed by Belgian-Swedish visual artist, Bjorn Tagemose. Parisian electronic duo Justice have also joined the cast as has Grace Jones.
BEAT magazine reported that the director referred to his creation as a "loud and dark fairytale" that is part rock concert and part immersion cinema experience. Due out next year, SPIN described the film as being "on some weird Coen Brothers-meet-Quentin-Tarantino sh*t," and the plot is as random as it is varied in nature. Iggy Pop even makes an appearance as a punk rock angel named "Vicious," in addition to starring turn by Rollins as a puritan priest.
The basic premise centers around the Devil's evil guitar, which fallen angel, Vicious, exorcises back down to Earth. This inspires Puritan priest (Rollins) to find a young woman (Jones), whom he can send to destroy the demonical guitar and rid the world of it's powers. Jones is portrayed in the silent film as the only character able to control the raging hormones and pumping testosterone of the depraved, cyncial rock 'n' roll stars.
In true rock culture fashion, the film will be scored by a live band and co-screenwriter Rollins even claims that "the audience will be standing up the whole time." Rollins is touted by director Tagemose in the trailer as "one of the most intelligent men in rock n' roll."
Watch it below to see the commentary of both the director and stars in a trailer that is inescapably ironic. This future cult-classic film will continue to add to it's all-star rock line-up in the coming months.