Tool Consider Making a Movie: 'We've Talked About It'

"If there's anyone out there that wants to facilitate a Tool movie - I'm totally open to it," Adam Jones says.

Ultimate Guitar

Tool guitarist Adam Jones recently discussed a rather attention-grabbing topic - the idea of an actual Tool movie.

Jones touched on the film matter during a recent Guitar World Q&A session, answering a fan's question on whether the big-screen project was ever considered.

"Yeah, we've talked about it," Adam kicked off. "We had shot a bunch of live concert footage and were going to put out a DVD, but it turned out to not sit very well with our band. We were like, 'What can we do that’s more epic than just a live DVD?'

"I think we're just going to keep shooting stuff, and when we’re ready, we'll put something out," he continued. "Of course, we'd like to do something really epic, like the movie version of 'The Wall,' but movie deals are really tough."

After sharing a story regarding John Carpenter's "Escape from LA" to emphasize some of the film industry's difficulties, the guitarist once again stressed his willingness to carry out the movie project.

"Basically, there's a lot of red tape in trying to get a movie made. But if we can - or if there's anyone out there that wants to facilitate a Tool movie - I'm totally open to it," he concluded.

Jones discussed several interesting subjects during the rest of the lengthy chat, including his tone, as well as Tool sound and work ethic. He also talked about his early days as a musician, sharing an interesting story of playing in a band with future guitar extraordinaire Tom Morello.

Funnily, Adam remembers that upon first meeting Morello, "he sucked."

"When I was younger I was in a band with Tom Morello," he explained. "When I first met Tom, he sucked. [laughs] He was such a bad guitar player. I wasn't that good, but I do remember showing him stuff. He got so good so quick. Then it turned around to where he was showing me stuff. Now he can bury me. [laughs] He's awesome."

As for the Tool movie, a theory claiming that the four-piece is working on a film already surfaced online several months ago. Whether or not they'll carry the idea through yet remains to be seen.

47 comments sorted by best / new / date

    A movie? Screw that! We want another Tool album!
    And another Tool album is in the works. If you've been a fan since the beginning, the time between records is no surprise. If you read through the article Jones touches on this process a few times. I am happy with how they do things. They don't become another band putting out an album every 2 years that has a few good tracks instead of an entire album you can listen to over and over.
    That Q&A session is from the Guitar World archives and was done a few years ago right after 10,000 days was released. It only recently popped up online but was in the magazine forever ago. Way to stay relevant UG! However, a movie would be awesome. Heck, anything from the Tool camp would be awesome at this point.
    This is what I came here to say. I noticed there was absolutely no new info here, so I went to the original linked guitar world article, and realized that most of it is, word for word, from an article I read almost half a decade ago.
    That's awesome! I always get really cool images in my head when i listen to tool. Theyre like the modern day floyd in that sense. Maybe it'll be a counterpart of the new album.
    Here is how id like to see it (this would never happen, but I would love it)irected by Wachowski's and SpielbergWritten by ToolPrimarily space/hallucinating the **** out based.Robert Fripp role (huge influence on tool)Have Adam become a Chewbacca type figure.Tool rules the universe.Everything done in Fibonacci.Feel free to hate but hey I think it would be pretty ****in awesome!
    I'm would be in the front row. Bring it guys.
    Id rather be in the middle with a good view instead of kinking my neck in the front, with tons of snacks that I've smuggled in. :p
    Here is how id like to see it (this would never happen, but I would love it): Directed by Wachowski's and Spielberg Written by Tool Primarily space/hallucinating the **** out based. Robert Fripp role (huge influence on tool) Have Adam become a Chewbacca type figure. Tool rules the universe. Everything done in Fibonacci. Feel free to hate but hey I think it would be pretty ****in awesome!
    How bout you finish a new album. Leave the movies to money grubbers like metallica
    my neighbor's mother-in-law makes $67 hourly on the laptop. She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her payment was $21816 just working on the laptop for a few hours. look at these guys