Published Oct 17, 2013Death Grips drum hero Zach Hill already confirmed that he would be directing a film, and now the project has taken a confusing twist thanks to an alleged statement that ties Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson and King Kong/Orange County actor Colin Hanks to the project.
Today (October 17), Pigeons and Planes published an alleged statement from the band about the Hill-directed flick. The statement reads, "The film is entitled Misoneism, is shot entirely in monochrome film, and follows the exploits of a young man forced into the underground prostitution business in Brazil. Starring Robert Pattinson and Colin Hanks, the film hopes to shed light on the matter in a shocking and abrasive way."
According to the statement, the film will premiere in the spring of 2014 with a Sacramento screening, and Death Grips apparently scored the flick.
Here's the twist: Pitchfork followed up with Death Grips, who denied that the statement is real. There is apparently no film directed by Hill and starring Pattinson, and the source the letter is unknown.
Of course, this is Death Grips we're talking about, and given the band's anti-industry stance, it's entirely possible that this denial is all part of the prank. The alleged statement claims, "This message has been sent to exclusively 10 smaller websites to accentuate the minimal approach we are going to approach the promotion of Misoneism. The film was conceived with the ethos of Sacramento's 70′s independent films, most of which were fairly low budget and gained, at best, modest popularity. In a sense, the promotion is a social experiment."
In other words, if this is part of their "promotional social experiment," then they must be having a field day.
Below, hear Death Grips' recently unveiled song "Birds," which may or may not be part of the soundtrack for a film that may or may not exist. We're confused too.