Rory Culkin (‘Scream 4,’ ‘Twelve,’ ‘Signs’) and Caleb Landry Jones (‘Antiviral,’ ‘Byzantium,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’) are set to take leading roles in the Black Metal biopic ‘Lords of Chaos,’
The film, based on real events tells of a dream-turned-nightmare for a group of teenagers who spiral out of control.
Swedish film and music-video director Jonas Åkerlund (‘Horsemen,’ ‘Spun’) is directing, with the film following Øystein Aarseth, “a young man determined to escape his traditional upbringing in 1980s Oslo. He becomes fixated on creating true Norwegian Black Metal music with his band Mayhem, and creates a phenomenon by using shocking stunts to put the band’s name on the map. But as the lines between publicity and reality start to blur, acts of arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation.”
Producers on the project include Jack Arbuthnott, Kai-Lu Hsiung, Ko Mori, Fredrik Zander and Malte Forsell. Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, Danny Gabai and Vince Landay of Vice are executive producing, alongisde Carlo Dusi of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London. The film was co-written with Dennis Magnusson.
‘Lords of Chaos’ is expected to shoot later this year on location in Norway.