Music legends set to star in Bjorn Tagemose’s experimental rock movie that will be like ‘a deafening rock ‘n’ roll version of Secret Cinema taking place in hell’Music legends Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins and Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes have all signed on to star in a project billed as “the loudest silent movie on Earth”, from Belgian-Swedish director and visual artist Björn Tagemose.
Titled Gutterdämmerung, the experimental project will be park-rock show, part-immersive cinema experience, and features some of the world’s most well-known rock performers. The movie, while silent, will feature a score provided by a live rock band at every screening, in addition to a live narrator. The recently launchedwebsite for the film sums up what Tagemose has set out to achieve: “Think of a deafening rock ‘n’ roll version of Secret Cinema taking place in hell and you might just begin to have an idea of what Gutterdämmerung is.”
The film centers around the Devil’s Evil Guitar, which is sent back to Earth by the punk angel Vicious (Pop), to unleash sin upon mankind, according to Beat. Rollins play a puritan priest intent on destroying the devil’s instrument.
Tagemose and his rock star cast announced the project on the film’s website, promising additional casting announcements on 3 August.
Pop also has another film project lined up. He’s set to play a serial killer in The Sandman, the latest horror film from Italian master Dario Argento.