US rockers Queens of the Stone Age were reportedly approached by some of the major Hollywood producers regarding the possibility of turning the animations from their recent "...Like Clockwork" videos into a feature-length movie.
As NME reports, the producers are looking to hire a renowned director such as Quentin Tarantino or Tim Burton. The album's numerous guest stars, such as Elton John, Dave Grohl and Trent Reznor are also planned to be included in the project.
Created by graphic designer Boneface, each of the five videos was first independently released, just to be ultimately included into a single 15-minute clip. The track titles include "I Appear Missing," "Kalopsia," "Keep Your Eyes Peeled," "If I Had a Tail" and "My God Is the Sun."
Frontman Josh Homme recently gave a hint that the new record might arrive sooner than we think, referring to Iggy Pop and his first two "Berlin period" solo records that were both written, recorded and released within the same year.
"Part of me thinks it would be great if this was the point-counterpoint that 'The Idiot' and 'Lust for Life' are, y'know?" Homme told The Skinny. "I love those records so much; they came out in a quick period of time. 'The Idiot' is very dark and 'Lust for Life' is sorta like 'Tah-daaah!' I would love to answer this album with a 'Tah-dah!' at some point. I think six years is far too long..."
"...Like Clockwork" was released on June 4 via Matador Records as the follow-up to 2007's "Era Vulgaris" and the band's sixth studio effort in total. The latest reports (via Blabbermouth) indicate that the album is likely to sell between 80,000 and 85,000 copies in the US within the first week.