Do you know what would happen if the almighty guitar was taken away from Earth? There would be no sex, no drugs, and definitely no rock and roll. At least that’s the truth according to Gutterdämmerung, an upcoming black-and-white silent film created and directed by Belgian-Swedish visual artist and music video director Bjorn Tagemose.
It would take a truly epic cast to bring this grand tale to life, and that’s exactly what Tagemose has assembled: Starring in the movie are Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Eagles of Death Metal’s Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes, Grace Jones, Lemmy from Motörhead, Mark Lanegan, Justice, Slash, and others.
According to the film’s official summary:
“The film is set in a world where God has saved the world from sin by taking from mankind the Devil’s ‘Grail of Sin’…..the Evil Guitar. The Earth has now turned into a puritan world where there is no room for sex, drugs or rock ‘n’ roll.
From up on high in heaven a “punk-angel”, Vicious (portrayed by Iggy Pop), looks upon the world with weary bored eyes. Behind God’s back, Vicious sends the Devil’s guitar back to earth and sin in all its forms returns to mankind.
An evil puritan priest (Henry Rollins) manipulates a naive girl to retrieve the guitar and destroy it. On her quest to find the Devil’s Grail Of Sin, the girl is forced to face the world’s most evil rock and roll bastards. Throughout her journey, she has a rival in the form of a rock chick determined to stop her from destroying the instrument.”
Watch the trailer for Gutterdämmerung above.