Mr Lordi's childhood dream is taking shape in Oulu, the capital of northern Finland. Dark floors, the horror movie set in a hospital, is being filmed there and the whole band takes part. The budget, 4 million euros, in a very big one for a Finnish movie.
Mouldy walls and cold light give a right atmosphere for the horror movie Mr Lordi aka Tomi Putaansuu wrote together with his long time friend Pete Riski. The setting has been built into an old industrial hall in the city of Oulu. "We have really big settings and we found here the right space for them" says the producer Markus Selin of Solar Films. "Here in Oulu we also got all the professionals we need and the flight connections are good as well." The main actors in the film are all British, including 13 year old Skye Bennet. The film will be in English.
"Everybody knows by now my childhood dream is to write and act in a horror movie. Not so many know I have the studied the field seriously as well. It is great to be able to create some horror for real for a change!" says Mr Lordi himself. He wanted to set the filmin something similar to the horror classic Shining for example. "I can't tell more about the film, as I may reveal too much, except it happens in a hospital" he says.
All Lordi members are involved in the film and it will be released in two versions: one for over 13 year olds, another for over 15 years olds (in Finland, in other countries these age limits may vary). The premier will be on February 8, 2008.
Meanwhile, Mr Lordi has written and drawn also issue number 2 of the Lordi comic books, available in Finland now.