An exclusive first-look image of Canadian actor Kim Coates in "Officer Downe", the new film directed by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan, is available at Entertainment Weekly. The photo can also be seen below. The movie stars Coates — who is best known for playing Tig Trager on the FX series "Sons Of Anarchy" — as an L.A. supercop who is killed in the line of duty but who is repeatedly resurrected and sent back onto the streets. "Officer Downe" is based on the "Man Of Action" imprint/Image Comics graphic novel written by Joe Casey — who also penned the film's screenplay — and illustrated by Chris Burnham.
The film, which also features Tyler Ross, Lauren Velez, Reno Wilson and Bruno Gunn in the cast, is produced by Man Of Action Entertainment, Skip Williamson, Cole Payne, "Crank" co-director Mark Neveldine and SLIPKNOT manager Cory Brennan. Voltage Pictures is currently repping "Officer Downe" at Cannes.
Crahan told The Pulse of Radio a while back that he's been working his way toward directing a feature for a long time. "I've been preparing myself with art my whole life, and preparing myself for directing and scriptwriting, and this is what I've been doing for 10 years, is learning and studying and taking it in," he said. "You know, I honestly believe that, you know, we are gonna create the next 'Clockwork Orange' and I'm gonna die trying because that's my life."
Crahan has directed a number of music videos, concert DVDs and behind-the-scenes featurettes for SLIPKNOT.
He and SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor founded a film production company called Living Breathing Films in 2012, although it has yet to release anything.
Taylor recently made his acting debut in the horror movie "Fear Clinic", which was released on home video in February.