Published Mar 12, 2008Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson is currently writing a horror film titled Chemical Wedding, which will be directed and co-written by Julian Doyle (Love Potion) and debut at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17. Dickinson also plans to make the most of his pilot's license by flying guests down in Iron Maiden's Boeing 757 for its first screening.
The movie is said to be about a Professor Haddo (played by Simon Callow of Four Weddings and a Funeral) whos infected with Aleister "Wickedest Man in the World" Crowleys soul after a failed experiment, and the havoc he unleashes thereafter on an English university. Crowley, a famed mystic/philosopher/writer who lived between 1875 and 1947, has been Dickinson's idol for a long time. It has been speculated that the Maiden front-man wrote the song "Revelations" referring to one of Crowley's classic claims that he was the "anti-chirst 666 reincarnated. (Crowley was also immortalised in Ozzy Osbournes "Mr. Crowley
As of right now filming for Chemical Wedding is well underway and is said to feature cameos by Dickinson and other Monty Python regulars, which makes you question just how horrific a film this could be.
In a related note, Dickinson and Iron Maiden perform this coming Sunday (March 16) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Iron Maiden "Revelations
Ozzy Osbourne "Mr. Crowley