Tom DeLonge (Ex-Blink-182) To Make Directorial Debut With “Monsters Of California”

According to Deadline, Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink-182, etc.) will be making his directorial debut with the upcoming sci-fi film “Monsters Of California.” The movie is based off a script that the frontman co-wrote with Ian Miller.

The film is being produced by “Creepshow” producer The Cartel with Striker Entertainment in association with To The Stars Inc. and it will feature: Richard Kind (“Mad About You,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Casper Van Dien (“Starship Troopers”), Arianne Zucker (“Days of Our Lives”), Gabrielle Haugh (“Jeepers Creepers 3”), Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek, Jack Samson, Jared Scott and Jack Lancaster. Here’s a description of it:

“Monsters Of California is a coming of age adventure with a science fiction twist that follows teenager Dallas Edwards, played by Samson, and his derelict friends on a quest for the meaning behind a series of mysterious, paranormal events in Southern California. The truths they uncover begin to unravel extraordinary secrets held tightly within the deepest levels of the Government.”

DeLonge commented:

“I have been playing this story in my dreams for decades. It represents all aspects of my strange existence, including growing up in San Diego suburbia as a disaffected teenage skateboarder. I had a tight tribe of friends who never missed an opportunity to piss people off and made me laugh so hard I would cry. The camaraderie, curiosity, angst and irreverence is everything that lead me to Blink-182 and this story is layered with my obsession with the tightly blurred lines between science and science fiction.”

Watch Trailer For New Movie “Sound Of Metal”

A new trailer has been shared for the new film “Sound Of Metal.” The movie, which focuses on a punk-metal drummer struggling with hearing loss, will be released in select theaters on November 20 and on Amazon Prime on December 4.

Here’s a description of the film:

‘During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over.

His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation.

But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.

This trailer purposefully includes captions (just like the film itself) so that hearing and non-hearing audiences can experience Ruben’s journey.’

[via The PRP]

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Scores New Film “Red 48”

Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger Escape Plan) has been recruited to score a new film titled “Red 48.” That movie stars Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich, and Michael Jai White and The Hollywood Reporter shared the following description of it:

“Gibson will play Kyle Snowden, a troubled former Marine turned child protective service officer who must save an immigrant child from a dangerous criminal who has trapped them and other hostages inside a convenience store. Adding more power to the keg: The store is owned by the Snowden’s stepfather, Sam Safty, being played by Malkovich. White plays Sparks, the Safty’s no-nonsense bodyguard and confidant.”

[via The PRP]

Chris Cornell Movie “Black Days” Is “Not Sanctioned Or Approved” By His Estate

It was previously revealed that the new movie focusing on the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.), “Black Days,” is set to begin filming in October. However, a representative from Cornell’s estate has since issued a statement to Pitchfork saying that the film is “not sanctioned or approved by the estate” and that “no one contacted the estate for any information.” This news comes after a casting call was recently posted on Backstage.

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Chris Cornell Movie “Black Days” To Begin Filming In October

“Black Days,” the new movie focusing on the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.), is scheduled to begin filming in October. The film will star John Holiday (“Walk The Line,” etc.) and a casting call for additional roles can be found HERE. COVID-19 guidelines will be required on set.

[via Blabbermouth]

Five Finger Death Punch Movie Appears To Be In The Works, Band Named “Best Live Act” At 2020 AIM Awards

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Zoltan Bathory offered an update on Five Finger Death Punch’s current plans. Interestingly, the guitarist seemed to suggest that a new movie focusing on the band is among the various things that they have in the works.

Bathory said the following:

“I’m good with the gas pedal, but didn’t really figure out how the brakes work yet, so even though these days I jump in the pool once a day, it’s full-tilt boogie here.

We just built a Death Punch app, which is in the final testing phase, we’re working on video treatments for the next couple of singles and working on a Five Finger Death Punch movie.

I’m also designing props for whenever we can tour again, designing new Death Punch merch, new signature guitars, training Jiu-Jitsu and renovating a castle which is a fun side-project.

And besides navigating the Five Finger Death Punch battleship, I also co-manage Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods, so I’m pretty busy. Oh, and the Illuminati won’t run itself either, so…”

It’s worth noting that the group have been filming parts and working on a music video for the new horror movie “The Retaliators.” However, it is unclear if that’s what Bathory was referring to.

In other news, Five Finger Death Punch have also been named as the “Best Live Act” at the 10th anniversary edition of the AIM Awards. The band said the following about that:

“We want to take a second to tell you what a tremendous honor it is to receive the best live act AIM Award 2020 and an extra special shout out to AIM for always providing growth and opportunities for independent artists and labels. WE are proud to be one of them. We look forward to seeing every last one of you out on tour sooner than later, stay safe out there, keep well!”

Dan Waite, MD Europe Better Noise Music, added:

“It’s fantastic to have AIM as a backer and champion for the independent music community. AIM’s knowledge support and guidance is invaluable to independent record labels. Five Finger Death Punch winning AIM Best Live Act is testament to the bands passion, integrity, vision and lack of compromise when putting together Global Arena filling shows. Their fans recognise that and voted accordingly. Thank you.”

Music From Sixx:A.M., Bad Wolves, From Ashes To New, Etc. To Be Featured On “Sno Babies” Soundtrack

Better Noise Films will be releasing a new movie titled “Sno Babies” via on-demand and digital platforms on September 29. You can find a trailer for that below. The soundtrack will be released on September 4 and it will feature music from Bad Wolves, Escape the Fate, Sixx:A.M., Cory Marks, From Ashes to New, Eva Under Fire, and more. Here’s a description of the film:

“Kristen and Hannah are best friends – smart, likable and college-bound– and also addicted to heroin. The pair of seemingly unlikely addicts spiral down a path of destruction, hiding their secret from well-meaning but busy parents behind pink bedrooms and school uniforms, propelling their tight-knit community from disbelief to disaster to, ultimately, hope.”

Watch Second Trailer For “Bill & Ted Face The Music”

The second trailer has been released for the third installment in the “Bill & Ted” series, “Bill & Ted Face The Music.” That film is now set to be released in theaters and on video on demand on September 1.

New Release Date Announced For “Bill & Ted Face The Music”

The third installment in the “Bill & Ted” series, “Bill & Ted Face The Music,” has been delayed. The movie is now scheduled to be released on August 28. If you missed it, the first trailer for the film can be found below:

Biopic On Late Motörhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister In The Works

According to Deadline, a new biopic focusing on the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) is currently in the works. The movie, which is simply titled “Lemmy,” will be directed by Greg Olliver, who previously directed the 2010 documentary of the same name.

Olliver commented:

“Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them. Marlboro Reds and Jack Daniel’s for breakfast, speed for dinner – all true. But behind that steely-eyed façade of rock n’ roll was also a compelling, complicated and lion-hearted man who stayed the course and never gave up playing the music that made him happy.

We’ve been carefully developing this biopic since 2013, making sure to stay true to Lemmy, Motörhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and all the other folks that played important roles in Lemmy’s life. This will be a film they’ll be proud of.”

Production on the film is expected to begin early next year with VMI Worldwide’s Andre Relis set to produce, alongside Damon Lane. The screenplay was written by Medeni Griffiths with some assistance from Olliver. Motörhead’s manager Todd Singerman and Steffan Chirazi will also serve as executive producers.