The heavy metal group Slipknot and the cult action film “Crank” may not have much in common face, but creators from both entities have come together to adapt a hyper-violent graphic novel. Slipknot co-founder Shawn Crahan, a.k.a. “Clown,” and “Crank” co-director Mark Neveldine have brought Joe Casey’s “Officer Downe” to the big screen. Written by Casey himself, the film stars Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) as Officer Downe, a deceased police officer resurrected from the dead to keep fighting crime. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
Neveldine serves as “Officer Downe’s” producer. He and his partner Brian Taylor have previously directed both “Crank” and its sequel “Crank 2: High Voltage,” as well as the sci-fi thriller “Gamer” and the superhero sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.” They have also wrote the screenplays for the horror film “Pathology” and the DC Comics adaptation “Jonah Hex.”
The film is Crahan’s directorial debut. His band Slipknot have released five studio albums since 1999 and won a Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Metal Performance.
“Officer Downe” premiered at this year’s L.A. Film Festival in June. It will be released in theaters, on VOD and on iTunes and Amazon on November 18 from Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures.