The Retaliators, a horror-thriller featuring Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me), Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills), Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), Marc Menchaca (Ozark), and Katie Kelly (Sno Babbies) tells a story of a pastor whose daughter was brutally murdered. As he seeks answers, he uncovers a dark and twisted underworld. Sounds like a horror-thriller to me!
As you may have noticed, a number of rockers are included in the cast for The Retaliators. Joining Charnas and Moody, is Jacoby Shaddix (lead singer of Papa Roach), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory ( both from Five Finger Death Punch). The movie also has experienced actors in its cast. As mentioned above, Marc Menchaca, Joseph Gatt, are part of the cast as well as Robert John Burke (Robocop, Rescue Me).
The song takes a modern-rock approach, using a simple but effective chord progression in the verses, also combining elements from electronic rock, and rap-rock in the chorus. The song mixes the elements from all of the bands in a pleasantly surprising concoction. The Retaliators music video is animated, giving me “The Walking Dead” comic vibes. The track was written by Nikki Sixx and James Michael pf Sixx:A.M. .The official soundtrack for the movie comes out September 16th, via Better Noise Music, while the movie has a global release on the 14th of September. If you’d like to score a ticket ahead of time, you can head to retaliatorsmovie.com for the pre-sale tickets.
THE RETALIATORS WILL RELEASE ONCE AGAIN
The Retaliators, like a lot of other productions in 2020, had to halt production of the movie due to the pandemic. The movie was released in London in 2021, but the global release will now be in September 14th of 2022. Jacoby Shaddix told Allison Haggendorf of Spotify:
“When I heard about this film last year, I spoke to the creative team and I felt I had a vehicle to see if I could expand my range as an artist. Truly, I couldn’t have imagined how much I enjoyed this experience and can’t wait to find another film in the future”Jacoby Shaddix
Rock musicians venturing into acting is nothing new in the industry. Jon Bon Jovi has made appearances in New Year’s Eve and Homegrown. David Bowie is also included in this list. Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger have also ventured into acting. Some of the most famous musicians that also act are incredibly talented at both. Celebrities like Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ice Cube, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Jack Black, and many others. Lady Gaga was recently confirmed to be playing Harley Quinn in the Joker sequel. Which is not surprising at all since the movie will be a musical, and Lady Gaga is a phenomenal singer.
“The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets)” co-written by Nikki Sixx and James Michael of Sixx:A.M., features MÖTLEY CRÜE, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, ICE NINE KILLS, and FROM ASHES TO NEW and is featured on THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK due out September 16 via Better Noise Music. Additionally, global theater pre-sale tickets for the film – out September 14th – are available now via RETALIATORSMOVIE.COM.
What are some of your favorite musicians turned actors and vice versa? Mine would have to be Jared Leto, Jamie Foxx, and David Bowie. Have you been able to see this movie yet, or will you wait (which you should) for the global theatrical release to watch it? What did you think of The Retaliators song? Does it make it into your playlist? Don’t forget to sign up on our social media pages, and turn the notification bell on. We’ve got plenty of exclusives coming your way. We also have tons of content from SDCC. Until next time!