We're excited to announce that 20th Century Fox and Insurgent Media have signed on to help VICE Films bring you a film adaptation of the seminal Norwegian black metal book, Lords of Chaos.
Jonas Åkerlund, who directed Spun, will direct the film off a script he co-wrote. Rory Culkin is set to star.
The original 1998 Lords of Chaos book by Michael Moynihan and co-writer Didrik Søderlind tracked the career of early 90s Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem, from their violent, bloody stage performances to the infamous church burnings to the subsequent murder of guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth by Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes, who stabbed Aarseth to death in 1993.
Culkin will play Euronymous in the film adaptation, with Emory Cohen as Varg Vikernes, Jack Kilmer as Dead, and Sky Ferreira as a band groupie named Ann-Marit.
VICE Films will produce the Lords of Chaos feature alongside Fox, Insurgent, Kwesi Dickson, Chimney Pot, and Eleven Arts.