Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and former Rascals chief Miles Kane are reportedly penning a film script together. Kane has revealed the pair, best known for their collaborations as The Last Shadow Puppets, are working on a script set in the 1960s and inspired by the X-Men.
Asked by Digital Spy when The Last Shadow Puppets plan on releasing a follow-up to their well-received 2008 debut, The Age of the Understatement, Kane replied, “It’s something we always talk about y’know? But I think we’re gonna write this film first anyway before we hit back into that.”
Speaking about the pair’s surprising cinematic turn, the singer added, “It’s gonna have a sort of X-Men kind of vibe and sort of set in the ’60s, but I can’t give any more away than that.” Kane explained that neither he nor Turner plan on starring in the film, “but we may have a little cameo.”
The news comes shortly after Turner claimed that he’s “not in a hurry” to complete a follow-up to the Arctic Monkeys’ most recent album, the smash-hit AM. “I’ve written a few things, but I’m not in a hurry,” the frontman told NME. “We’re going to keep going [with touring] until the summer and beyond that a little bit, maybe. I don’t know. I wouldn’t think it’ll be too soon that we do the next one.”
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