The 2018 Sundance Film Festival is officially underway and one of the hottest premieres us Jonas Åkerlund‘s heavy metal horror Lords of Chaos, starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, and Valter Skarsgård.
Based on truth (and lies), Lords of Chaos is a dark drama about a precocious teenager, Euronymous, who wants to spread evil, chaos, and true Norwegian black metal. When Euronymous invites a mysterious loner, Varg, to join his “Black Circle,” a rivalry sparks, leading to unexpected consequences.
The official poster was released today and it’s pure metal – black metal to be more precise. The title card looks straight off a black metal album and is barely legible. How hardcore.
You can already get an early taste of Åkerlund’s work as he directed the music video for Metallica’s “ManUNkind”, which features the entire cast in character.