LORDS OF CHAOS - Film Adaptation To Be Directed By Jonas Åkerlund2015-05-05
The book adaptation film for Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind's Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground finally has a director and it is none other than former BATHORY drummer and video/film director Jonas Åkerlund. The film will be produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free London, RSA London, and VICE. Lords of Chaos focuses on the real events involving members of the 80's black metal scene in Scandinavia and will follow the story of 17-year-old Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth, guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band MAYHEM during the upbringing of the genre.
The movie will follow the life of Euronymous who was murdered in 1993 by BURZUM's Kristian "Varg" Vikernes. The film is expected to hit on the start of Norway's black metal scene, while also chronicling the wave of violence and church burnings that swept Norway in the early Nineties.
So far, Rory Culkin ("Scream 4," "Signs") and Caleb Landry Jones ("X-Men: First Class," "Byzantium") are confirmed for leading roles in the film, with further cast to be announced shortly. The film will shoot in the fall of 2015 on location in Norway.
Reached for comment via Rolling Stone, MAYHEM bassist Necrobutcher - who co-founded the group with Euronymous - expressed his displeasure with the film. "This book Lords of Chaos is fucking crap and that some stupid Swedes are gonna make a movie out of it is not OK. I will do everything I can to stop this film.... Tell the Swedes and the Hollywood people to go fuck themselves."
The bassist also told Rolling Stone that a Norwegian company called Motion Blur has the rights to his story and that he has been spending time collaborating on a script for the film.