Dickinson, Doyle’s Chemical Wedding

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Maiden frontman writes a horror movie

Bruce Dickinson: Bad-ass frontman for Iron Maiden…now, screenwriter?

Appears so, various sources, including Screen Daily, are reporting that shooting began earlier this month on Chemical Wedding, a feature written by Dickinson and directed by former Terry Gilliam collaborator Julian Doyle.

With a title cribbed from Dickinson’s 1998 album, the film concerns itself with a Cambridge professor who becomes the re-incarnation of occultist Aleister Crowley. Actor Simon Callow (The Phantom of the Opera) will undergo this Jekyll & Hyde-esque transformation. John Shrapnel, Kal Webber and Lucy Cudden co-star.

Focus Films is producing. The budget is said to be in the $2.5 million range.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Screen Daily