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Cult Heavy Metal Comedy ‘Heavy Trip’ Is Getting A Sequel

“Heavy Journey”, the 2018 Finnish ensemble comedy about an aspiring steel band, is getting a sequel.

Juuso Laatio, who, together with Jukka Vidgren, co-wrote and directed the unique movie, has advised Metallic Hammer journal that “Heavy Journey 2” is within the works. “We have written a very good script and we had been imagined to movie it this summer season,” he mentioned. “We’re aiming to movie it subsequent 12 months. You by no means know. The final movie took six years, so I hope this one would not take so lengthy.”

“Heavy Journey” debuted in 2018 at SXSW and was proven in choose theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and extra, at the side of VOD platforms. Helmed by first-time function filmmakers, “Heavy Journey” is a satire in regards to the aforementioned steel band’s efforts to land its first professional gig. Within the movie, Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is caught in a small village within the Finnish countryside the place his biggest ardour is being the lead vocalist for the group IMPALED REKTUM. The one drawback is that he and his fellow headbangers have practiced for 12 years with out taking part in a single gig. However that is all about to vary when the blokes meet the promoter of an enormous heavy steel music competition in Norway and resolve it is now or by no means. Hitting the street in a stolen van with a corpse, a coffin, and a brand new drummer from an area psychological hospital in tow, IMPALED REKTUM travels throughout Scandinavia to make its goals a actuality. This street journey comedy features a musical brotherhood, grave robbing, Viking heaven, and an armed battle between Finland and Norway.

In keeping with Juuso, who’s a longtime steel fan, “Heavy Journey” initially bombed in Finland, which is broadly thought of to be probably the most heavy steel nation on the earth.

“No one went to see it within the Finnish cinemas,” Juuso mentioned, “It was marketed very poorly and to the fallacious viewers; it was marketed to 15-year-olds however it’s not a movie for them. They do not know the steel references they usually do not take heed to steel anyway. After the failed opening, it was just about, ‘Nicely, there goes our profession. No one’s going to work with us once more.'”

“Heavy Journey” presently has a 94% critic rating from 32 critiques on Rotten Tomatoes, the net evaluation aggregation service that permits each critics and the general public to fee motion pictures. The identical website has an 83% viewers rating for “Heavy Journey” from greater than 250 critiques.

“We’ve the craziest followers in Japan,” Juuso mentioned. “They’ve cosplay over there and one man cosplayed because the pace digital camera! They usually had particular screenings the place the music is turned up further loud. There is a loopy ‘Heavy Journey’ scene over there.”

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