Metalocalypse Creator Brendon Small Offers Movie Update: “We’re All Excited to Be Knee Deep in It Right Now”
Everyone’s favorite animated death metal band is coming back, baby! Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small offered an update on the upcoming movie.
In a conversation with radio host Sara Parker of 93.3 WMMR, which you can view below, Small said (transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“I can tell you… what has already been released, which is that we are making a feature Metalocalypse movie, and that’s what we’re in production on right now. So we’re right in the middle of making the movie, so all the questions that were still lingering after ‘The Doomstar Requiem’ — a one-hour long rock opera special — are being answered… I don’t wanna say too much about it, but it’s a very big project. We’re all excited to be knee deep in it right now.”
He’s still not willing or able to give us a good answer on when the movie will actually see the light of day, however, telling the host:
“That will be up to [Adult Swim] to discern. I just know that I’ve still got work to do.”
Metalocalypse originally aired on Adult Swim 2003 to 2013, with Adult Swim airing four seasons in that time. It centered around the fictional band Dethklok and their misadventures.
Small also recorded four albums as Dethklok, recording guitar, bass, vocals and keyboards. Bassist Bryan Beller took over those duties in 2012 for Dethalbum III. God of the drum kit Gene Hoglan recorded on every release.
Dethklok will perform this weekend at Adult Swim’s Festival Block Party in Philadelphia, which is why Small was speaking to WMMR.
The full movie synopsis is below:
“The power-hungry Tribunal unveils their secret and deadly ‘Falconback Project’ as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth’s atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of Dethklok. Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can Dethklok choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation?”