Australian music icons, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue will be reunited on the new film, 20,000 Days on Earth.
This will be the second venture between the two after working together on the 1995 song, ‘Where Wild Roses Grow‘. The two have joined together for the film, which is to be directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.
The film is a drama-documentary which follows Cave, as he narrates the scenes on his everyday life. It features the abstract, unrehearsed scenes and began when Cave and his band, the Bad Seeds were writing up work for their newest album during a host of sessions.
The title refers to the fact that Cave was exactly on Earth for 20,000 days when the sessions commenced.
Directors Forsyth and Pollard have previously worked with Cave and The Bad Seeds, after directing all their music singles from their 2008 album ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’
Speaking about the project, Cave said that everything that could have been recorded on film was captured.
“They filmed everything. They had a camera set up in my office when I’m just writing the first lines of things, picking out the first melodies on the piano.”
“That’s kind of why I let this go in the first place because you just don’t have cameras on bands doing the actual thing. In the past, I’ve let cameras into the studio, but we’ve basically already finished the record. So you get shots of people sitting around in the control booth, listening to music.”
There is no release date regarding the film, but Cave did speak openly about his failed screenplay for the sequel to Gladiator.
Cave revealed to US comedian Mark Maron that Russell Crowe asked him to write up the script, which featured the protagonist, Maximus Decimus coming back from the underworld thanks to the Gods.