Metalheads seeking to audibly transcend the bounds of earth through
Mastodon's international Summer tour might be getting a movie preview
while they're at it. As the Atlanta band performs in-full the
Russo-galactic tale driving its new concept album Crack the Skye, Billboard reports tentative talks of a film adaptation.
Drummer Brann Dailor wouldn't divulge to Billboard any of the "three
different directors" Mastodon spoke to about bringing to life the
record's ambitious plot, which involves a Tommy-like disabled
individual (a paraplegic, in this case) embarking on Ziggy-like astral
adventure that lands him inside the body of that rascally old mystic,
Costs could keep it grounded, however, as the complicated story
hinders on a cosmic trip through a wormhole rather than, say, a commute
to Macon. The band is apparently realistic about this, Dailor
saying, "[W]e're in
a time period where labels are doing significantly less, moneywise,
or trying to cut back, and making movies isn't exactly cutting
corners." He also said they "don't want to half-ass it," so embracing
camp and/or claymation is out.
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