The official poster from Jonas Akerlund’s new horror project Lords of Chaos has been released.
The film, which is set in 1987 Oslo, follows 17-year-old Euronymous who becomes fixated on creating “true Norwegian black metal” with his band Mayhem.
According to the synopsis, Euronymous takes on shocking publicity stunts to put the band’s name on the map, but the lines between show and reality begin to blur.
Lords of Chaos official synopsis:
“Oslo, 1987: Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create “true Norwegian black metal” with his band, MAYHEM. He’s joined by equally fanatical youths – Dead (Jack Kilmer) and Varg (Emory Cohen). Believing that they’re on the cusp of a musical revolution, the group gets even darker driven by the black metal dogma to spread evil. They begin burning down churches throughout the countryside and stealing tombstones for their record store. But when the press catches up with them and Euronymous takes more credit than he’s earned for the group’s violent acts, Varg, fresh out of jail, arranges a dark encounter to settle the score and ultimately determine who the darkest black metal musician is…”
While Akerlund is in the director’s chair, the Swedish filmmaker has recruited some high-profile names to fill his cast with the likes of Sky Ferreira, Rory Culkin, Jack Kilmer, and Valter Skarsgård all being involved.
With several setbacks since the idea was first conceived in 2009, the first screening on Lords of Chaos was held during 2018 Sundance Film Festival with the official release now pencilled in for February 8, 2019 by Gunpowder and Sky.
Here’s the poster: