LORDI To Rock Theaters With 'Dark Floors'

Emma Gray Munthe of Variety.com reports: In an interview just after Finnish monster-rock band LORDI had won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with "Hard Rock Hallelujah", Mr. Lordi said that he wanted producer Markus Selin to contact him. He wanted to make a horror movie.

And, of course, a project based on the pitch "It's a horror film starring the LORDI guys" is hard to resist.

Since last year's contest triumph, a script has been written and shooting started on "Dark Floors" early this month. The film is scheduled to premiere in Finland on Dec. 21.

The project has a budget of about 4.2 million euros ($5.7 million) and stars the band: Mr. Lordi, Amen the Unstoppable Mummy, Awa the Vampire Countess, Ox the Hellbull and Kita the Alien Manbeast. They play the bad guys, naturally. Pic's directed by Pete Riski, who's shot all their videos.

"We were thinking about American and Japanese horror movies in general when we were writing the script and planning the style of the movie. It's not aimed especially at teens; we will try to make it really scary and not aim it at the broader popcorn audience," says Selin, whose Solar Films is one of the most successful producers in Finland.

Read the entire article at Variety.com.


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