The unwieldy tongue of Gene Simmons has revealed that rock legends KISS are working on a movie, a TV series and possibly a video game, giving the world more KISS-related material it didn’t know it needed.
Speaking with News Corp Australia, Simmons says the band are involved with “a motion picture that’s scripted that is being planned by a guy called Mark Johnston, who produced the Narnia movies, and also produced the Breaking Bad series — so legitimate, high-end stuff”.
“We (the band) are involved, but if you’re gonna tell the story of somebody who’s 22 years old, it’s better to get an actor,” Simmons says. He hasn’t revealed any other details about the film, which would be the group’s first live-action appearance in a movie since the 1999 comedy film Detroit Rock City.
TV-wise, animated versions of KISS appeared alongside Scooby-Doo in this year’s direct-to-video Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery series. The band are reportedly working on a new series which Simmons says is being produced by Warner Bros., who were behind Rock and Roll Mystery and this weird scene:
On the gaming front, Simmons says, “There’s a new Activision electronic game coming that’s just gonna kick your ass, it’s so exciting.”
Simmons has previously appeared as a playable character in Tony Hawk’s Underground, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and the first-person shooter Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child, but no other details of the forthcoming Activision title have escaped into the wild.
KISS toured Australia in October this year. Catch some stunning photos from their Sydney show below, and brace for all the KISS-related media that is still to be unleashed upon the world.
Gallery: KISS, The Dead Daisies – Allphones Arena, Sydney 10.10.15 / Photos: Ashley Marr