Newswire: Jonas Akerlund, Vice team up for trve kvlt biopic Lords Of Chaos

Vice‘s check to Satan must have finally cleared, because the rapidly growing media company is teaming up with RSA London and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions to produce a movie based on Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind’s book Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground. The book, first published in 1998, offers an overview of the development of the black metal subgenre. But the movie—which, appropriately enough, has been in development hell for years—looks like it will dramatize one of the movement’s more luridly fascinating chapters: the tabloid-driven rise and shockingly violent fall of the band Mayhem.

According to Variety, the movie version of Lords Of Chaos will star Rory Culkin and X-Men: First Class’ Caleb Landry Jones and will focus on Øystein Aarseth, a.k.a. Euronymous, “who is determined to escape his traditional upbringing in 1980s Oslo.” After …

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