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Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone Pulls Out of "Lords of Chaos" Film

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Exclaim reports that Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone has pulled out of the controversial "Lords of Chaos" film adaptation of the book due to scheduling conflicts. Here's an excerpt:

"The worldwide black metal community, long divided by such burning issues as which bands are 'true' and what bands are 'cult,' can now finally unite: Twilight heartthrob Jackson Rathbone will not play infamous black metal trailblazer/recently released prisoner/Burzum kingpin Varg Vikernes in an upcoming movie adaptation of the Lords of Chaos book. Seriously, all the black metallers around the world must be smiling all at once.

"The book — which looks at the ‘90s Norwegian black metal scene, with its church burnings, murders, and prison sentences galore — was released in 1998 and has become a point of contention within black metal, with some claiming it’s exploitative and inaccurate and others claiming it’s a definitive tome."

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1. DeathCrush writes:

who would be the most qualified?

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Luciam writes:

Varg Himself?

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. penis writes:

johnny depp fools!!!

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Analguest writes:

i think tarantino should direct the movie as for the main character i would go for sly stallone :D

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hollow writes:

Will Smith.

Black Metal.

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Eugene Levy could work.

"Well, son, there comes a time, when uh, every man, will have to uh, brutally murder his guitarist."

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Necrovomit writes:

william shatner

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xDecapitation writes:

^ lmao Shatner that would be amazing. Seriously though, I could honestly see Jack Black taking this movie over.

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Thrashingdeth writes:

James Franco from pineapple express would work or how about david spade lmao!

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Ian McKellan. He could give black metal a touch of class!

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. DeathInEye writes:

hahaha 'You shall not pass!...by the refrigerator!'

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Rubyred writes:

That's too bad/a cryin' shame: I was looking forward to the young Actor Jackson RATHBONE protraying Black/Metal Musician Varg/BURZUM and I bet it's quite an "complicated-chaos" role to bring to the forefront with all it's controversy in all. Plus it's mentioned Rathbone's working schedule being a conflict w/the "Lord of Chaos" schedule setting: oh, well maybe somewhere down the line it will be considered and another passionate/earthshaker Actor can take on such an heavy Topic. Much respects!

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 8:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Necrovomit writes:

or what was that guys name who was captain kirk in the new star trek movie? he'd be good. directed by rob zombie anyone?

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Hollow writes:

Rob Zombie would do a perfect job directing this movie.

# Jan 12, 2010 @ 12:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Nihilist writes:

Movie is going to suck, such as the book does.

# Jan 12, 2010 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Necrovomit writes:

danny devito! lmao!

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Nihilist writes:

joe pesci ftw

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 12:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. adrian645 writes:

How about this guy:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=242166108258

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. CoHace writes:

they should put the guy Heath Ledger into it

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cynic writes:

My vote is Christopher Lee - As we know he's already got his metal cred for his metal band, and it would add some needed humor into the film to have him playing a teenager.

Hell, he's played Count Dracula, why not Count Grishnackh?

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Pet Shop Boy writes:

To post 19: I think it would be better if Heath Ledger played Euronymous

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. RTB writes:

Alexi from COB for the role...F hollywood,
That varg pic cracks me up, it looks like a 12 yr old posing with a louisville slugger for his little league pictures to send home to mom....varg, either swing that stick, or get one of those norwegian viking swords to grip for christ sakes........
Good to hear rathbone pulled out btw

# Jan 13, 2010 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. psythe writes:

My money's on Jim Carrey.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. CoHace writes:

Psythe: or the fat guy from Superbad

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 6:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. psythe writes:

hahahah no way, McLovin would KILL it!! :D ♥♥♥

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. CoHace writes:

McLovin would be good, i just think that a fat guy would make it funnier

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. psythe writes:

Fat would be funny, I'd love to see a Napolian Dynamite type characterisation tho hahah. Nerdy, socially inept to the point of autism, comic genius. Bring it on lol.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. CoHace writes:

yeah but it seems that they are going too far with that kind of stuff now, its getting quite old to be honest

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Natsquatch writes:

Michael Cera, durrrrrrr.

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Necrovomit writes:

or spin the plot, where varg is arrested and gets a plea bargain where he helps stop a terrorist organization from blowing up oslo with a nuclear weapon in exchange for his freedom. it'll be the smash hit of the summer!

# Jan 14, 2010 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. psythe writes:

^Oh yeah! Make it an action or a drama, good idea!

I didn't like the way they were making it into a comedy...

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 3:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. CoHace writes:

Necrovomit: and turn Varg into a black ops Splinter Cell like Sam Fisher and in the end he finds out that the terrorist leader is actualls Solid Snake, and they have an epic fight at the end that ends up killing 90 percent of the worlds population

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 6:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Diamond Oz writes:

Spin it further. Varg doesn't kill Oysten and it turns into a buddy, road movie. "Kvlt Trip"

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 6:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Christopher Walken. And seriously, I hope none of the fags responsible for Twilight ever work again. Oooh, I can't go out in the sun because I SPARKLE!! >;LOL INTERNETS<; How f***ing gay. You need to burst into a cloud of dust if you go out in the sun. Plus, Bella is a whore. Bram Stoker is spinning in his grave. As far as Varg goes, give it to Walken. Nobody's going to be able to nail him as he is, so might as well give it to someone worth watching.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 8:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. MudknotX writes:

Who cares, Burzum sucks donkey sack with the rest. This guy gets out of jail and thinks hes epic and intellectual, but hes just as opinionated as the rest of the mindless f***s in the world. Lol i hope he gets run over by a clown car, cause its would make the situation extra funny.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. n0thinghead writes:

verne troyer would b perfect for the role.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. n0thinghead writes:

Oz: lol "Kvlt Trip: A Tr00 Br00tal Story".

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38. VENOMFROST writes:

I laghed so hard I cried.

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. GodHEADBANGS writes:

What a joke this whould have been...the idea of it is a joke to begin with

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 10:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Necrovomit writes:

and him and oystein have to defeat their nemesis.... malcom mcdowell

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. StillGotTime writes:

Clint Eastwood enough said.

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Rhino Rattlehead writes:

yea i dont have the slightest f***ing idea who jackson rathbone is but googling him and see how much of douchebag he appears to be (n since he was in those f***ing sacrilegious f***ing emo vampires movie twilight) i would actually be f***ing p***ed off if he was the one playing varg vikernas. varg vikernas deserves more respect than that. he's f***ing awesome. rock on varg. glad ur out.

\m/ Rhino \m/

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Acid/Rain writes:

You want comedy and a sack of sh** movie all rolled into one then you let Paul Reubens play Varg

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44. happysatan13 writes:

I think Woody Allen would make a great Varg

# Jan 18, 2010 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. happysatan13 writes:

or perhaps Meg Ryan? Just putting it out there.

# Jan 18, 2010 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

make it a romantic comedy and the subtitle could be:
"dropping the soap, varg meets sven"

# Jan 19, 2010 @ 1:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. CoHace writes:

omg imagine of Adam Sandler or Will Ferral played Varg

# Jan 19, 2010 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Dave Chappelle as Varg, in charlie murphy's true hollywood story style skit. Come on, who's with me.

# Jan 19, 2010 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. E.Bleak writes:

Zachary Quinto or bust. They have the same sort of hot and ZQ is pretty good at the angry-but-barely-covering-it-up vibe.

# Jan 20, 2010 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. n0thinghead writes:

metal rapture: now THAT would b the most metal thing i'd ever c \m/

# Jan 20, 2010 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. CoHace writes:

Lmao Dave Chappelle, a black guy playing the role of a Norwegian

# Jan 20, 2010 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Kyle23435435 writes:

That's really good news, but I think they should get either Jack Black, Depp, or someone like that to play the role. I think Black would be awesome...and maybe if Taratino or Zombie directed the film, I think they would be a good fit...

# Jan 22, 2010 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Necrovomit writes:

arnold schwarzeneggar...

# Jan 22, 2010 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. vim writes:

Varg himself has expressed his disapproval
at this book...but Im not sure how much you want to
pay attention to what he says. I hope if they really feel the need to bring this to the screen that it doesn't become some poxy teen throb film. being black metal related it should be shot with very little money and production, and be rated R18 and not sugar coat anything for the audience just to sell tickets. it is an intriguing story already no doubt

# Jan 22, 2010 @ 3:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

two words-hell yes. if they decided to trash the project, i would be even MORE happy

# Jan 22, 2010 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. Hammerheart writes:

"Kvlt Trip" sounds hilarious! We need to add the words "necro", "grim", and "br00tal" in there somewhere, though. Oh, and something about the Norwegian forests.

Don't get me wrong, I love black metal, but the lyrical themes are ridiculous.

# Jan 22, 2010 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I went through a necro and grim forest. After having a brOOtal fight with a troll, I settled down next to a tree, and drank some Jagger. Kvlt.
there ya go, Hammerheart :)
(and it was a grim and frostbitten winter night, to)

# Jan 22, 2010 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. NordligSkjønnhet writes:

Well thank f*** for that.


I would have gone mental if that p***y had got to play Varg Vikernes. Stupid wee girl that he is.

Seriously, the idea of some n00b from Twish**e playing such an amazing black metallist....or indeed any decent metaller....is quite frankly, sick.

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59. Nihilist writes:

#53 get tu da church!

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. xman writes:

nice

# Jan 28, 2010 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. Stonedblackmetaller writes:

Seth Rogen as Varg and Adam Sandler as Euronymous would make this film an oscar contender, maybe they'll do a spoof. Although id prefer it not be made at all. The last thing i want to see is MORE poofter scene/emo kids thrashing along to funeral mist like they actually know what the hell is going on.

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