Manson Has A 'Massacre' On His Hands

Marilyn Manson has been tapped to score the remake of the 1974 horror flick "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The film, currently in production, will be directed by Marcus Nispel, known for his work in t

Marilyn Manson has been tapped to score the remake of the 1974 horror flick "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The film, currently in production, will be directed by Marcus Nispel, known for his work in the commercial and music video realm (Puff Daddy's "Victory," No Doubt's "Spiderwebs"). A New Line Films spokesperson had no word as to whether or not a soundtrack would be released to retail.

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" has become a midnight movie staple. The remake is being produced by Michael Bay, known for extravagant action films such as "Pearl Harbor" and "Armageddon." The film will star Jessica Biel ("Rules of Attraction," "7th Heaven"), Jonathan Tucker ("The Virgin Suicides"), and Eric Balfour ("24," "Six Feet Under").

Additionally, Manson has revealed further details for his "Guns, God and Government" DVD. The video is now slated for an Oct. 29 release and will include a 30-minute short film directed by Manson chronicling the group's most recent world tour, plus a behind-the-scenes look at Manson's life on the road. Guests on the 100-minute DVD include Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, and Eminem, who performed "The Way I Am" with Manson on one of the tour's stops.

Manson's upcoming Nothing/Interscope album, "The Age of Grotesque," his first without bassist Twiggy Ramirez, should be released in coming months. The artist recently staged an art exhibit in Los Angeles with the same name, and images of his watercolors have been posted online.

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" won't be the artist's first film composition. Manson recently composed the score to "Resident Evil", and four of his contributions appear on the Island Def Jam/Roadrunner soundtrack, which debuted in late March at No. 24 on The Billboard 200. He said a number cuts that didn't make the soundtrack, despite their appearance in the film, will potentially be made available on his official Web site in the future.
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