Saul Hudson, better known as Slash, the British-American lead guitarist of the iconic rock group Guns N’ Roses, has launched a horror outfit.
His new act, BerserkerGang, is hatched in collaboration with horror genre professionals Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew T. Hunt of Raven Banner; Rodrigo Gudiño, filmmaker and founder of Rue Morgue magazine; and producer Pasha Patriki of Hangar 18 Media.
“I’ve always been a huge horror fan, especially back in the days when horror movies actually scared the hell out of you,” Slash said in a statement. “I want to get into the heart of the production business so I can try to make movies that I want to see.”
Slash, Raven Banner and Gudiño recently collaborated on the Nick Cutter script “The Breach,” which was produced by Patriki at Hangar 18. Slash has credits on the pic as composer and executive producer.
“The Breach” premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival in Canada last July and later played at the UK’s FrightFest. It is set for a commercial release later this year. This partnership led to the formation of BerserkerGang as a vehicle for the team to continue their collaboration.
“The goal of BerserkerGang will be quality over quantity,” Hunt shared Variety. “We will selectively select projects that we collectively feel best represent the brand.”
No titles have been announced, although details of the banner’s first project are expected to emerge at Cannes in May.
“Our goal is to develop projects with filmmakers and writers who are as passionate about genre films as we are,” said Paszt.
“The company’s tagline is ‘Films Forged in Fury,’ if that’s any indication of where we plan to venture,” Gudiño said.