SLIPKNOT's Clown Make Full-Length Feature Film Directorial Debut with Officer Downe
Seeing as though Slipknot have some downtime and won't be going into the studio until early 2014, percussionist M. Shawn Crahan has kept himself busy by working on his full-length directorial debut based on the comic Officer Downe.
The announcement was made via Deadline:
“Slipknot metal musician Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahanis set to make his directing debut with Officer Downe, adapted from the graphic novel by comics vet Joe Casey (X-Men, Gødland) and Chris Burnham. Casey wrote the script based on the Man of Action/Image Comics-released one-shot, about an LA supercop routinely killed in the line of fire who’s resurrected and sent back out into the fray time after time. The project has producer Skip Williamson (Underworld, Crank) and director Mark Neveldine (Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance) onboard to produce alongside Casey and Man of Action, with Slipknot manager Cory Brennan exec producing. The team is eyeing franchise potential with Officer Downe, which has a sizable fanbase in Crahan’s Slipknot fame to propel online buzz.”
And here's a lil trailer Clown put together announcing the project:
Unless I'm completely blind to the fact, there did not seem to be any original footage from the film in the trailer, only stills from the comic that the film is adapting. So, does this mean there is nothing to show yet? I guess later this week at Comic Con we'll have our answer.
[hat tip to MetalSucks]