Slipknot drummer to make directorial debut with 'Officer Downe' movie

Shawn 'Clown' Crahan will helm movie about Los Angeles police officer

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Slipknot drummer Shawn 'Clown' Crahan will direct a movie adaptation of the Officer Downe graphic novel, it has been confirmed.

The original comic book was created by artist Chris Burnham and Joe Casey, who has written the script for the forthcoming movie adaptation. Officer Downe tells the story of a Los Angeles police man who is brought back from the dead by his department via the use of their telekinetic powers, thus rendering him immortal.

As well as writing the script, Casey will also produce alongside Skip Williamson and Mark Neveldine, who have worked on films such as Crank and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in the past.

Slipknot's manager, Cory Brennan, will act as executive producer on the film which will mark Crahan's directorial debut. The producers have yet to cast any actors or announce a release date.

Earlier this year, musical equipment worth $36,000 (£24,000) was been stolen from the Iowa home of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. The singer told police that two guitars that had belonged to the band's bassist Paul Gray, who died in May 2010, were among the items stolen.

Last month, Slipknot dropped hints that they will be returning with new material in the near future as they headlined the opening night of Download Festival. The band's last album 'All Hope Is Gone' was released in 2008 before Gray's death, and they have never confirmed that they will be recording another LP.



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