My synapses are tingling! The gears are finally turning on Alejandro Jodorowsky's latest project, King Shot, which has been getting indie weirdos chattering since 2006 or so. According to ScreenDaily, it will begin shooting this October.

Jodorowsky is the director of such cosmically trippy films as El Topo and Holy Mountain that were only recently released in region 1 DVD format after years of legal wrangling with his former partner Allen Klein of ABKCO films. He's also a tarot card reader and, according to his bio, "has developed a mixture of psychotherapy and shamanism called Psychomagic."

A so-called "metaphysical spaghetti western," King Shot stars Marilyn Manson, Asia Argento, Nick Nolte, Udo Kier, and Alejandro's son Adan Jodorowsky (who was also in his father's film Santa Sangre). Nolte and David Freaking Lynch are executive producers. Lynch's Absurda production company is also the worldwide sales rep.

According to Hollywood Reporter, "Marilyn Manson is touted to appear as a prophet in the Sin City-style film, which producer Eric Bassett said has enough sex and violence to guarantee an NC-17 rating."

Sorry, have to take a breather.

Okay, I'm back.

There have been rumors for quite some time about a collaboration between Jodorowsky and Marilyn Manson, and in fact the director performed Manson's uber-goff wedding ceremony to Dita Von Teese. There was also talk that Manson and Johnny Depp would star in The Sons of El Topo movie, which was later changed to Abelcaín, but has been abandoned due to difficulties financing the project.

Of course, since there's hardly any real info about King Shot, it's possible that King Shot is Abelcaín aka The Sons of El Topo, but as with many Jodorowsky-related things, who the hell knows?
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