The sequel to the Finnish metallic comedy Heavy Journey has been filmed and is about to be launched in 2024.
Within the sequel, written and directed by Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, the band Impaled Rektum is in a dire state of affairs – in jail. Regardless of receiving a proposal to carry out at Germany’s prestigious Wacken Open Air competition, they refuse as a result of their unpreparedness and imprisonment. Nevertheless, a household emergency arises, because the guitarist’s father falls critically unwell, and their household dwelling and slaughterhouse face demolition. It is time for Impaled Rektum to rise as soon as extra and make their escape.
The sequel was funded from a consortium of worldwide sources, together with Finland, Lithuania, Germany, Belgium, and Bulgaria. It was filmed with a barely elevated finances, which will likely be mirrored within the manufacturing worth, based on director Jukka Vidgren. Nevertheless, the extra funds did not stretch a lot additional than the unique film’s finances as a result of inflation.
Laatio says that it is a greater film than the primary one, and that they had been in a position to “squeeze the air out of the script fairly early” due to the expertise of constructing the primary movie.
The sequel is about to characteristic music from Finnish occult rock band Yr Of The Goat, who’re writing the entire rating for the movie. Laatio says that he has been an enormous fan of Yr Of The Goat for a very long time, and that it is a private undertaking for him in some ways.
The unique “Heavy Journey” film was a satire a couple of metallic band’s efforts to land its first respectable gig. Within the flick, Impaled Rektum travels throughout Scandinavia in a stolen van with a corpse, a coffin, and a brand new drummer from an area psychological hospital in tow. The street journey comedy features a musical brotherhood, grave robbing, Viking heaven, and an armed battle between Finland and Norway.
The sequel is about to be launched in 2024, however no date for launch or U.S. / North American distributor has but been tapped.
“Heavy Journey” initially made its debut at SXSW in 2018 and subsequently graced choose theaters in main cities, alongside numerous VOD platforms. The sequel has been within the works for 5 years, with Juuso and Jukka passionately writing the script and securing funding for the reason that first movie’s completion.
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