“Metalhead” Movie Coming


So, there’s this dude in Iceland who made a film called “Bjarnfredarson.”

I’ll have to Netflix it.

Anyways, it apparently won all these major awards at the Icelandic Film Awards three years ago, and now, said dude — director Ragnar Bragason — is returning with a flick called “Metalhead.”

The film’s set in 1970 and “as Black Sabbath record their first album and mark the birth of heavy metal, Hera Karlsdottir is born on the cowshed floor at her parents farm in rural Iceland.”

So far, not interested.

“The years of her youth are carefree until a tragedy strikes. Her older brother is killed in an accident and Hera blames herself for his death. In her grieve she finds solace in the dark music of heavy metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.”

Yeah. Not interested.

The cast includes Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (“Jar City”, “Reykjavik-Rotterdam”), Halldora Geirharðsdóttir (“Harpoon: Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre”) plus newcomer Helga Thorbjorg Dýrfjörð in the leading role. Production starts next month with the premiere slated for fall 2013.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • buttz

    Eh… Why do people do these things?