According to Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor, who also writes the bands lyrics, their new album ‘Crack The Skye‘ could be adopted into a screenplay for a film.
He said they sat down with a director and "wrote out a screenplay that reads from song to song. We didn’t storyboard it, but we wrote a screenplay."
Dailor also went on to say that several different directors have expressed interest in the project….
"That’d be killer if it actually happens. That’s something that’s cool about making concept records, that opportunity for more to be done, artistically. If you just had an album with a bunch of songs that didn’t have anything to do with each other and there was no common thread, that aspect of the art wouldn’t be there. But with [Crack the Skye], we have that possibility."
"It all comes down to money. We don’t want to half-ass it; we want to make it real and…awesome. But we’re in a time period where labels are doing significantly less, moneywise, or trying to cut back, and making movies isn’t exactly cutting corners. It’s hard for an A&R guy to go to whoever writes the checks and be like, ‘Yeah, this band that sells 150,000 records wants to make a million-dollar movie…’ But we’re not ruling it out yet."