Thanks to mutat for reporting the current flurry of online announcements about Bruce Dickinson’s latest remarks about his long-term plans to produce a movie about Aleister Crowley. This is a rumour that crops up regularly: we’ll see if there’s more to it on this occasion…
Rockstar, pilot and expert swordsman – now Iron Maiden’s singer even becomes a movie producer…
This week, Expressen.se reported that Bruce Dickinson is doing a film about the satanist Aleister Crowley.
“They are hoping for the Cannes festival,” a source told Expressen.se.
Crowley has been Bruce Dickinson’s idol for many years. Amongst other things, the Iron Maiden song “Revelations” is said to refer to Crowley’s classic claim that he was the “anti-christ 666” reincarnated.
Bruce Dickinson is now involved in the pre-production of a movie inspired by Crowley, who lived between 1875 and 1947.
“The project has been going on for a while, and is still at an early pre-production stage. At the moment, Bruce cannot comment on the movie,” says Dave Pattenden from Iron Maiden’s management.
The financing is ready and the movie is reportedly about a professor in an English university, whom, after a failed experiment, becomes obsessed with Crowleys soul. Crowley himself was very much into redhaired women, and obviously the professor becomes enchanted by a very beautiful, red-haired student.
“Bruce talked to me about this during the whole dinner. He is producing and is probably participating creatively as well. I even think Bruce will be doing the soundtrack for the movie. I know nothing about dates yet, but I think it will be released near the Cannes festival. That’s what Bruce is hoping for,” says Expressen’s source.
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