sources: BBC News, CBC News
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has co-written a horror film, Chemical Wedding, which is to be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Supernatural thriller Chemical Wedding will then be released in British cinemas in the summer.
The film Chemical Wedding is directed by Julian Doyle, who co-wrote the script with Dickinson and who also helmed an Iron Maiden video, Can I Play with Madness, in 1988.
The film stars Simon Callow as Professor Haddo, the reincarnation of occultist Aleister Crowley, once described as Britain's most evil man.
Dickinson is currently on the road with the band on a world tour.
The film premieres at Cannes on May 17.