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Tobias Forge Working On Ghost Movie, Plans “Darker” & “Heavier” New Album


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In a newly published interview with Revolver, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge reveals that he has been working on a feature-length movie from the band. While he was reticent to share any details on what shape that film may take, he did go on to say that it won’t be a biopic. His ambitious plans for the film tentatively have shooting for it completed by the year’s end. Speaking of the project, he offered:

“Most films about bands are biographical, and I see no reason to tell our story yet. It’s a little bit like premature ejaculation. You have to have a career first and then you can tell the real story, so that was never an option. And when you yank away that, what do you have? Well, that would be a fictional story.”

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He continued:

“The cog wheels are turning on that one. We’re just trying to figure out a lot of the practicalities. Making a film is a big endeavor. Another problem that I have had over the course of my career is that I don’t have a shit-ton of time. I am also a father of two kids and I’m married.

I try to not to break my back. I’ve been so close so many times to overworking and I said yes to everything just because I was so keen on not losing momentum. I’ve learned over the years that it’s really important not to do everything at once.”

The interview also makes mention of Ghost‘s plans to work on their new album in January. Regarding the direction of that, he stated:

“I want to make a different record from ‘Prequelle“. I want it to feel different. If I dare to say heavier, people think that it’s going to be Mercyful Fate all the way … but I definitely have a darker, heavier record in mind.”

Fans can also expect more webisodes from the band to arrive in the months to come. For now, Ghost are currently out on this European/UK tour with Metallica and Bokassa. They’ll follow it up with this North American headlining run of their own this fall.

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