Published Oct 05, 2011Considering Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi's star-studded Rome project conjured spaghetti western scores of the '60s and '70s, it's fitting to learn that the concept record is being turned into a proper film.
The project is being helmed by director Chris Milk, who earlier this year put together "3 Dreams of Black," an interactive short film that went along with the Norah Jones-sung Rome track "Black." Interestingly, while the film will be influenced by Rome, which also featured Jack White, it will also be partly an adaptation of Alden Bell's sci-fi/horror novel, The Reapers Saw the Angels.
Whatever the reason for merging the two works, producers Anthony Bregman (Synecdoche, New York) and Megan Ellison are elated to have lined up the production, believing Milk, who has also done music videos for Kanye West and Arcade Fire, is a phenom.
"Chris Milk perhaps the most innovative creative voice working in any art form today, and the Rome project crisscrosses at least a dozen of them, including music, animation, live performance, film, web, literature, music videos and graphic novels," the pair said in a statement.
With the production still in the development stages, it's unclear just when the movie will come out, or for that matter, considering its two origins, what it will be called.
Thanks to The Playlist for the tip.