Rocker Lord Zion makes a bid for big screen success

jpco-12-6-13 Zion with his screen play (Pic by Jon Rigby)
jpco-12-6-13 Zion with his screen play (Pic by Jon Rigby)

A rock singer could be the new Quentin Tarantino after his writing skills were noticed by big film makers.

Zion, also known as Lord Zion from the band SPiT LiKE THiS, has been noticed by the makers of The Kings Speech after completing his first screenplay in May.

The 40-year-old rocker, who grew up in Crawley and now lives in Burstow, has received several letters of interest in his sci-fi thriller film called Normalityville Horror.

He said: “Through our record producer, I was able to get a copy to a Hollywood screenwriter who made The Terminal with Tom Hanks.

“It is a slow process, methodically contacting producers in London.

“From what I have been told, I am having considerably more success than most at this stage. As a published songwriter that gives me the edge over others that must contact them.

“I am most excited as the makers of last year’s Iron Sky requested a script. If they got involved, it would be a dream come true!

“The plan is to shoot a trailer – something that is quite common when putting together a sales pitch for a movie – and the King’s Speech people said that they would love to see that when it is finished. So I’d best get busy!”

Zion explained he and his band have a history of working in films.

He said: “I always knew I would one day write movies - I have a very visual outlook on the things I create.

“The band featured in a zombie film called Zombie Women Of Satan 2 which was filmed last year and will come out next year.

“It stars Big Brother’s Pete Bennett and we are the band playing in a pivotal disco scene.

“This ignited the bug inside to get writing!

“I spent six months planning then writing the screenplay, encouraged by the film makers I know who all said they would help me get it made.”

Zion was confident the film, which he describes as ‘a cross between Escape From New York and A Clockwork Orange’, will be made next year.

He said:“I am very lucky as the original director who encouraged me is very keen to get on board.

“I know the film will get made, it’s just what kind of budget it will get made for.

“I wrote it as a blockbuster, so a bigger budget would be best, although it would also work as a tongue-in-cheek B-movie.”

To find out more visit www.facebook.com/normalityvillehorror or email Zion at film@fuelmy928.com