Patient fans still awaiting a new Alex Turner and Miles Kane collaboration are in for a cinematic twist.
The English musicians, who perform together as the Last Shadow Puppets, are planning on creating a superhero film along the lines of "X-Men."
In an interview with British entertainment outlet Digital Spy, Kane said that the film will precede any new music from the Last Shadow Puppets. The Puppets’ most recent and only record together, “The Age of Understatement,” debuted in 2008.
"It's something we always talk about y'know? But I think we're gonna write this film first anyway before we hit back into that," Kane said.
The former frontman of the Rascals did not reveal many details about the film, other than the familiar themes it’s set to explore. "It's gonna have a sort of 'X-Men"' kind of vibe and sort of set in the '60s, but I can't give anymore away than that."
Kane, whose second solo album “Don’t Forget Who You Are” was released on June 3, admitted that neither he nor Turner will take on major acting roles in the film, but that they “may have a little cameo.”
Though many musicians have moved to the big screen as actors, the most successful route has been scoring films. Nine Inch Nails leadman Trent Reznor has had an accomplished career scoring films and won an Oscar for his original score for “The Social Network” in 2011 as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his contribution to “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in 2012.
Though scoring is a familiar direction for Turner (he teamed up with Richard Ayoade in 2010 to create the soundtrack for the British flick “Submarine”), writing a screenplay will be a new artistic course. It's not without precedent for musicians, however.
Nick Cave wrote the screenplay for the 2005 Western “The Proposition” and “Lawless ” in 2012. Rob Zombie employed his horror-leaning tendencies as the writer and director of “The Devil’s Rejects” in 2005 as well as his update on the “Halloween” series.
Turner and Kane will have some time before delving into their new project as both are spending the summer on tour in support of their most recent albums. Turner and the Arctic Monkeys take on the Staples Center on Aug. 7.
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