Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jack Osbourne planning Black Sabbath horror film

New filmmaker Jack Osbourne is establishing himself in the field as producer of the God Bless Ozzy Osbourne documentary, which debuted Sunday at the 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Expected in theatres later this year, the Ozzy feature is the first venture for Osbourne’s Jacko Productions.

And now comes word that Jack’s second project will also be something with ties very close to home: a horror film called “Black Sabbath” that will feature music from the legendary band.

"Jack and I are about to do a horror movie called Black Sabbath, so there's some connective tissue there," God Bless Ozzy Osbourne co-producer Marc Weingarten told WENN following Sunday’s premiere. “Just the music of Black Sabbath is in the movie, but it’s not about the band.”

While he wouldn’t reveal any plot details, and admits that none of the cast has been assembled yet, Weingarten does have a schedule in mind. “We’ll start shooting by the end of the year,” he said.

The project may be linked to something Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was involved with in recent years.

In 2009, the Guardian reported that Iommi had teamed up with TV producer Mike Fleiss to conceive and write music for a series of films called "Black Sabbath."

The films "won't be about the group [Black Sabbath] but will use the title as a jumping-off point," said Iommi.

Fleiss had previously produced Hostel and Hostel 2, as well as 2006's Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.

Stay tuned.

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Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

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