In mid-May we first heard about director Adam Bhala Lough’s upcoming Splatter Sisters starring real-life couple Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood, and today we learned a bit more, including some plot details.
MTV recently chatted with Lough, who told them, “The story was conceived by me and my friend Seb, who manages Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. We first conceived of the idea in 2005…And then I spent the next four or so years just crafting the script and putting together the whole story. It’s about two 18-year-old beautiful drifter girls who go on a murderous rampage across California, killing scores of teenage boys. And they’re under mind control by the leader of this death metal band, this underground death metal band.”
Of course Manson plays Lars, the leader of said death metal group, and the plan is for him to assemble an actual band. “That’s what he hopes to do. The music is death metal, and Marilyn doesn’t usually play death metal,” Lough said. Manson wants the movie to feature authentic death metal, “late-’80s death metal to the core.” This potentially means putting a band together and touring it to coincide with promoting the movie. “I’m not exactly sure what it is yet and how it’s going to play out, but that’s kind of the central idea. We’ve got to get [Manson] trained on that voice.”
Lough hopes that production will begin soon. “We’d love to be shooting by the end of the year,” he said. “Both Manson and I kind of need to do this by the end of the year. Next year I’m sure we’ll be editing for the better part of the year. I guess timetable-wise, we’d have something by next fall.”
No other casting has been confirmed yet, but we’re sure Woods’ fellow “Splatter Sis” is going to be someone hot since, as Lough explains, “The girls are lovers as well as [being involved] with Lars himself. So it’s like a menage a trois. That’s our new twist on the whole ‘lovers on the run’ thing — there’s a whole menage a trois aspect to it.”
And there’s much more, too, such as Lough’s big picture plan to foster a new sub-genre, “Skinemax” as he calls it, so be sure to hit up the link to read all about it.
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