KISS Manager Doc McGhee Says The Band’s Upcoming Biopic Will Focus On Their First Four Years

During an interview with Talking Metal, KISS manager Doc McGhee offered more details on the band’s new biopic “Shout It Out Loud.” According to him, the film will focus on the band’s first four years.

McGhee said the following

“Actually, we have a script that’s completely done. Mark Canton, who is a very, very powerful producer and production company who has the TV series ‘Power’ and ‘Ghost’ and all that stuff, and he was a president of Sony and all that, he’s done 300 films — a really, really great guy — his team and Universal Music and ourselves have partnered up with Joachim Rønning, who is a very sought-after director that did things like ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’, and ‘Kon-Tiki’ was up for an Academy Award. And the script is about the first four years of KISS. Basically, it’s before they were famous — it was up to Cadillac High, that kind of thing. And I think it’s a very interesting look at the formation of KISS, the mindset of how that came about, the social pressure that everybody was in in the ’60s and ’70s that brought something like KISS to the forefront, that it could actually happen. So it’s a very interesting, and I think it’s a well-written movie. And our partners right now is Netflix. It’ll be a theatrical release, then Netflix.”

He also added:

“We’re finishing our deal with a couple of distributors in Europe and the U.S., and then we’ll get into casting. I believe before Thanksgiving we’ll be in the casting.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Halloween Horror Anthology “Bad Candy” Starring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Now Available On Demand

As previously reported, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is featured in a new Halloween horror anthology called “Bad Candy.” The film was screened in select theaters on September 10 and it is now available on demand. It will also be receiving a Blu-ray release on October 12. “Bad Candy” was written and directed by Scott Hansen and Desiree Connell and it also features Zach Galligan (“Gremlins”, “Waxwork”). Here’s a description of it:

“‘Bad Candy’ follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it’s a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?”

Glenn Danzig Open To Making Sequel To His New Film “Death Rider In The House Of Vampires”

Glenn Danzig has revealed that he is considering the possibility of making a sequel to his “vampire spaghetti western” film “Death Rider In The House Of Vampires.” That movie was officially screened in select theaters yesterday (August 27). Danzig said the following about a sequel:

“That’s something I’ve been asked already informally. But yes. Of course, if the movie is successful, there will be a sequel. For sure, [actress] Kim [Director; ‘Blair Witch 2’, ‘The Deuce’] and I will come back, and that’s all I can tell you. The others may or may not come back. If we do the sequel, you’ll have to see it to see who doesn’t come back and who comes back.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch New Trailer For Shinedown’s “Attention Attention” Film

Shinedown have shared a new trailer for their “Attention Attention” film. The movie, which has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures, serves as a cinematic component of the band’s 2018 album of the same name and it will receive a digital and cable VOD release on September 3. The film was directed by Bill Yukich and it features all four members of the group along with actresses Francesca Eastwood and Melora Walters.

Here’s a description of the movie:

“Multi-platinum band Shinedown invites viewers into the world of ‘Attention Attention’ in their new film, bringing to life the story of the acclaimed chart-topping album, which simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock, and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200, and has racked up more than 355 million global streams. A stunning sonic and visual work of art, the film weaves the 14 songs from the album into a provocative, visceral and thought-provoking journey that brings viewers along on a psychological, emotional and physical ride from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs. As anxieties dissipate and demons disappear, what emerges is a powerful and enduring statement about humanity, overcoming struggles, the importance of mental health, not being afraid to fail and the resolve of the human spirit.”

Shinedown previously commented:

“When we created ‘Attention Attention’, our vision was always to present the message as a sonic and visual experience. We’re really proud of what we created and are beyond excited to partner with Gravitas Ventures to finally bring the film in its entirety to the world.”

Yukich continued:

“‘Attention Attention’ the film is where the songs of the album come together with people this music has had a profound impact on. What begins as many stories, many voices, steadily becomes one message, one voice from many. Years in the making, I am beyond pleased to be able to share this vision, which was inspired by this amazing band.”

Tony Piantedosi, vice president of acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, added:

“Shinedown found the ideal director in Bill Yukich to turn their acclaimed album into a dynamic cinematic experience. It’s a testament to their continued innovation as artists, and we look forward to unveiling the film to audiences worldwide.”

Glenn Danzig’s New Film “Death Rider In The House Of Vampires” To Hit Theaters In August

Glenn Danzig has revealed that his new movie, “Death Rider In The House Of Vampires,” will be screened in select theaters across the U.S. on August 27. There will also be two advance screenings in Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA a week earlier. The film, which is described as a “vampire spaghetti western,” will star Devon Sawa as the “Death Rider,” Julian Sands as “Count Holliday,” Kim Director “Carmilla Joe,” Eli Roth “Drac Cassidy,” Ashley Wisdom as “Mina Belle,” Victor DiMattia as “Kid Vlad,” and Danny Trejo as “Bela Latigo.” Danzig will also make a cameo as “Bad Bathory.” Here’s a description of the movie:

“Death Rider in the House of Vampires‘ follows the Death Rider, who travels to the desert Vampire Sanctuary, ruled by Count Holliday. The price of admission… one untouched virgin.”

Shinedown’s “Attention Attention” Film To Receive Digital And Cable VOD Release In September

Shinedown’s “Attention Attention” film has officially been acquired by Gravitas Ventures. The movie serves as a cinematic component of the band’s 2018 album of the same name and it will receive a digital and cable VOD release on September 3. The film was directed by Bill Yukich and it features all four members of the band along with actresses Francesca Eastwood and Melora Walters.

The following description of the movie was shared in a press release:

“Multi-platinum band Shinedown invites viewers into the world of ‘Attention Attention’ in their new film, bringing to life the story of the acclaimed chart-topping album, which simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock, and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200, and has racked up more than 355 million global streams. A stunning sonic and visual work of art, the film weaves the 14 songs from the album into a provocative, visceral and thought-provoking journey that brings viewers along on a psychological, emotional and physical ride from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs. As anxieties dissipate and demons disappear, what emerges is a powerful and enduring statement about humanity, overcoming struggles, the importance of mental health, not being afraid to fail and the resolve of the human spirit.”

Shinedown commented:

“When we created ‘Attention Attention’, our vision was always to present the message as a sonic and visual experience. We’re really proud of what we created and are beyond excited to partner with Gravitas Ventures to finally bring the film in its entirety to the world.”

Yukich continued:

“‘Attention Attention’ the film is where the songs of the album come together with people this music has had a profound impact on. What begins as many stories, many voices, steadily becomes one message, one voice from many. Years in the making, I am beyond pleased to be able to share this vision, which was inspired by this amazing band.”

Tony Piantedosi, vice president of acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, added:

“Shinedown found the ideal director in Bill Yukich to turn their acclaimed album into a dynamic cinematic experience. It’s a testament to their continued innovation as artists, and we look forward to unveiling the film to audiences worldwide.”

New Biopic On Late Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Scott Weiland In The Works

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new biopic focusing on the life of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) is currently in the works. The film, which is titled “Paper Heart,” will be based on his memoir “Not Dead & Not For Sale.”

Dark Pictures and producer Orian Williams began working on the movie after acquiring the rights to Weiland’s book from his estate. Jennifer Erwin, who co-founded Dark Pictures with Anne Beagan, will be writing the script for the biopic and she had the following to say about it:

“It’s an honor to have the trust to tell Scott’s story and the ability to portray the lesser known sides of him — the loving and tender man he was, the high school athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was and the legendary frontman that he will always be.”

Beagan continued:

“Scott was glamorous, complicated and wounded. His childhood had a big effect on his struggles with addiction.”

Williams added:

“We want to make the most authentic film possible about this remarkable artist. Beyond Scott’s page-turning memoir, connecting with those closest to Scott is important to get the details right.”

Rob Zombie Officially Confirms He Is Working On A Movie Reboot Of “The Munsters”

Rob Zombie has officially confirmed that he is currently working on a movie reboot of “The Munsters.” However, release plans are still pending.

Zombie said the following:

“Attention Boils and Ghouls! 💀The rumors are true! ☠️ My next film project will be the one I’ve been chasing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS! 🦇🦇🦇🦇 Stay tuned for exciting details as things progress! ⚡️#robzombie #themunsters #universalstudios”

According to a previous report from Bloody Disgusting, the film might be an original/exclusive on NBC’s streaming service Peacock on the same day that it opens in theaters. They also said that the movie was rumored to begin filming in May and that it would feature Sheri Moon Zombie as “Lily Munster” and Jeff Daniel Phillips as “Herman Munster.” The cast will also reportedly include: Richard Brake, Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia, and Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson.

Paul Stanley On Upcoming KISS Biopic: “The Script Was Really Good”

During a recent interview with Download host Kylie Olsson, Paul Stanley discussed the upcoming KISS biopic “Shout It Out Loud.” As previously reported, that film is expected to be released through Netflix.

Stanley said the following about the movie:

“It is definitely happening. And that’s gonna be really interesting. The script was really good. And we really waited until we felt comfortable.

Look, you get once chance to do it, and I would rather not do it than do it half assed or poorly. Our director [Joachim Rønning] is the real deal. He did ‘Maleficent 2’, and he’s not some hack; he knows how to make movies. It should be great. Casting hasn’t begun yet. But that will be interesting too.”

He continued when asked which actor he wants to play him:

“And I will tell you this: for casting to be accurate in terms of age, we are looking at actors in their early 20s. Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot of actors in their early 20s. When people get asked these kinds of questions, they’ll say, ‘Oh, Brad Pitt,’ or this one or that one. Well, those guys are in their 50s or 60s, so you’re talking about another generation of actors. And I’m the first to say I’m not up on a lot of them. But as the casting process goes on, I’ll certainly be there and watching. It’ll be interesting to see how someone else — be it the casting people or the director — how they view who I am and who they see doing that. I think I’ll learn a lot about their perception of me by who they cast.”

[via Blabbermouth]

KISS Biopic “Shout It Out Loud” Reportedly Coming To Netflix

According to Deadline, Netflix are close to making a new deal for a new KISS biopic titled “Shout It Out Loud.” The film is reportedly being directed by Joachim Rønning (“Kon-Tiki”, “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil”) with a script written by Ole Sanders. The movie, which is being made in cooperation with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will be produced by Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment, Leigh Ann Burton through Opus 7, Courtney Solomon, David Blackman and Jody Gerson through Universal Music Group, and manager Doc McGhee through McGee Entertainment. Rønning, Simmons, and Stanley will also be producers, while Atmosphere’s Dorothy Canton and David Hopwood will be executive producers. Stay tuned for more details.