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Mastodon Eying "Crack The Skye" Movie

Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports: A film adaptation of Mastodon’s latest album, "Crack the Skye", is well within the realm of possibility — albeit not in production yet.

Drummer and lyricist Brann Dailor tells Billboard.com that the heavy rocking Atlanta quartet sat down with a film director, who he declines to name, and "wrote out a screenplay that reads from song to song. We didn't storyboard it, but we wrote a screenplay." Three different directors, he adds, have expressed interest in taking on the project.

"That'd be killer if it actually happens," Dailor says. "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."

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1. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

O------M------G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 6, 2009 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MAW writes:

I highly doubt it happens. P

# May 6, 2009 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DeathInEye writes:

Wow

# May 6, 2009 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

meh...

# May 6, 2009 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. sanchezae86 writes:

i will literally sh** a brick if this movie goes ahead. epic album.

# May 6, 2009 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

Hey Pink Floyd made a great movie from an album in the same way - why not make one from a Pink Floydy Mastodon album?

# May 7, 2009 @ 12:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Niz writes:

Sweeeeeeet! Donnie Darko on LSD =P

# May 7, 2009 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. IrishMetal writes:

MEGALOMANiACALx - you are a terrible troll, and I hope that Deathbringer gets rid of you soon.

Interesting idea, but I dunno how well it would be received...

# May 7, 2009 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Demoncleaner writes:

This sounds awesome! I love the artwork from crack the skye and can only hope for a really creative trippy film

# May 7, 2009 @ 2:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_One_Guy writes:

That would be ...f***ing...epic.

# May 7, 2009 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jamez writes:

Agreed, should be awesome. To Democleaner, I think a "Creative trippy film" is guaranteed with anything involving Mr. Brent Hinds. :) Bring it on!

# May 7, 2009 @ 3:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Nikkay writes:

I read this article, then downloaded the album. Wow. I hope this does become a reality, and they go with something 'Floyd-esque' I could just see it!

This is now the only Mastodon I know. Can anyone recommend me their best albums?

# May 7, 2009 @ 6:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. InfernoNecrosis writes:

#14: English, please.

# May 7, 2009 @ 6:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. InfernoNecrosis writes:

Yep, 'twas a joke.

# May 7, 2009 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Jamez writes:

Nikkay, well whats the "Best" Mastodon album.. There are as many answers to that one as there are visitors here, I'd say THIS one! But I also love "Leviathan" and "Blood Mountain", depends on what you're looking for. I guess its safe to say that they've basically mellowed with every new album but their stuff's also become more "experimental" and "prog" along the way. Hope that helps

# May 7, 2009 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Cozen writes:

Nikkay - Mastodon only has (4) LP's to choose from...

Earliest to most recent:
1. Remission
2. Leviathan
3. Blood Mountain
4. Crack the Skye

It's all a matter of opinion on what you consider "their best." Since you started with "Crack the Skye", you can't avoid a reverse progression. Just start with "Remission" & march your way through the fire ants, hunt the white whale with Ahab in "Leviathan" & run with the wolf on "Blood Mountain". You've already fallen from Grace with "Crack the Skye"

Enjoy.

# May 7, 2009 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cozen writes:

Jamez - I'd say that's right on (post #18). Paying attention Nikkay? I'd like a report on my desk by lunch.

# May 7, 2009 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. MetalMartyr.com writes:

Cozen, let's not forget the EP compilation of Call Of the Mastodon. I know it's technically not an album, but it is filled with killer Mastodon songs.

The great thing about Mastodon is the variety from album to album. Each one brings something a bit different. Crack The Sky is my favorite because I can listen to it from beginning to end and never get bored with it.

# May 7, 2009 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Cozen writes:

^ Point taken...but i kept it simple for Nikkay since they weren't familiar with Mastodon. I agree about Crack the Skye...first Mastodon album I don't feel the need to skip any trakcs.

# May 7, 2009 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

I don't feel like skipping any Mastodon song haha. It's the only band where I can say I would listen to every song all the way through.

# May 7, 2009 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. KanadianKoRn writes:

This album is amazing!!!!!!! id love this movie to happen!!!

# May 7, 2009 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ChassMasterPlus writes:

i heard this anouncement on xm the other day and nearly pulled the car over so i cold run up to the nearest living thing and beat it senseless...not becuz i was dissapointed, but becuz it is such a metal idea that something had to be done....that lady really wasnt happy about her schnouzer though.

# May 7, 2009 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Cozen writes:

Bear - I might skip a couple of songs over the 3 previous albums...but probably b/c i want to hear the next track more. Mastodon is one of my favs. Thought that Brann reallly meshed on Crack the Skye. The drumming definitely led the way before (not complaining), but now I feel it also compliments the music more. Almost a step back and forward at the same time. Isn't that what defines a great band?

# May 7, 2009 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. BodomBeach writes:

I haven't really heard much of Mastodon except for one track my friend sent me which sounded awesome but a movie seems pretty cool.

Loads of bands seem to be doing movies as the moment...

# May 7, 2009 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

CMP: Lol.

# May 7, 2009 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. poopmuncher69lol writes:

i just shat some bricks

# May 7, 2009 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Jamez writes:

Cozen, about Brann's drumwork on Skye, Overall the tunes are slower on Skye compared to the previous albums (No "The Wolf is loose" on Skye!) so theres no place for his brilliant drum rolls but also another thing is that the entire audio field (nice term, eh?) is much more wider and richer, meaning loads of more guitars plus of course they brought in a keyboard player, so all that takes space. They just dont sound like a quartet bashing away on this one, and I personally welcome that. ...hmm, I wonder what point I was trying to make by typing all that... erm... Have a nice weekend Cozen! :)

# May 8, 2009 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Cozen writes:

^ same to you bro...I welcome the new sound as well. What an effort.

# May 8, 2009 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Nikkay writes:

So I obtained all the albums and listened to them all. I can't believe that I'd never listened to Mastodon before! Crack the Skye is my favorite I think so far, but Leviathan is a close second. The track: Hearts Alive, is fantastic.
Crack the Skye and its progressive elements are what draw me in. It is like metal Pink Floyd...ish.
I hope this movie does become a reality, and they draw on that Floyd influence!

# May 10, 2009 @ 4:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. ayers writes:

hope this does go thru. they definately have the creativity to pull it off

# May 10, 2009 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

now all we need is that fvcking Turisas movie, and everything will be awesome. AND an Amon Amarth movie...This would be cool, though. I don't know much of the band myself, but I'll definately check them out....

# May 10, 2009 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

An extremely worthy idea, MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

# May 12, 2009 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. jesusjackson writes:

WANT

# May 16, 2009 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. kid_on_a_bike writes:

=D

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