Nick Cave starting work on second film

The songwriter is also planning his second novel

Nick Cave is working on a second screenplay for director John Hillcoat – and is planning on writing a second novel.

The screenplay would be the singer’s second for director Hillcoat, who previously filmed Cave‘s script for ‘The Proposition’, released in 2006.

Cave and Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis also provided the soundtrack for the Australia-set western.

Speaking to XFM, Cave said: “I don’t know when it’ll get [filmed]. I keep getting asked to do these things but for one reason or another I’ve been kind of not doing them – but there are certainly things in the pipeline.”

One of these is likely to be Cave‘s second novel, the follow-up to 1989’s ‘And The Ass Saw The Angel’.

Reluctant to discuss the plot, the singer said: “I don’t want to spook that away but I’ve definitely been thinking in those terms lately. I just know the way things happen – you get a little idea about something and it then grows and that seems to be happening.”