Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett wants to make a movie, but he doesn’t want to star in it. Instead, he’d like to write it.
He’s not hanging around either. He’s found himself a collaborator and is set to start work on it later this month.
“I want to make a movie. And I’ll make a movie right away, just as long as someone else is paying for it,” Hammett tells Alternative Press. “The one thing I’ve learned about making movies is that it’s always better if someone else is paying for it [Laughs]. Give me $30 million and I’ll give you a killer movie! I’ll tell you this much: [this] month, I start writing my script. If it’s good or bad, I’ll let you know.”
“All I need to do is find someone out there with more money than f—in water, give them my spiel and we’ll see how it goes,” he continues. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do and have been talking about doing for a while now, but I have a date that I’m actually going to sit down and start doing it. I think I have a killer [story] and I have a guy I’m actually going to write the script with [this] month. He’s a screenwriter. He writes about a script per year and it almost always gets made. I’m going to sit down with him. It’s no guarantee that I’m going to actually make a movie, or finish a script, or anything. But I’m definitely going to give it a try and break the ice on that.”