Iron Maiden-inspired film The Night Of The Beast is in the works

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A new Iron Maiden (opens in new tab)-inspired film titled The Night Of The Beast has been given the green light after German sales firm M-Appeal picked up the rights to it.

Variety (opens in new tab) report the movie follows two Colombian teenagers who are trying to see Maiden for the first time in Bogota.

It’s set in February 2008 when, after years of waiting, Colombian fans finally got to see their heroes play live at the Simón Bolívar Park – part of Maiden’s Somewhere Back In Time tour. 

The Night Of The Beast is being directed by Mauricio Leiva-Cock, who tells Variety: “It’s not the Colombian film that is usually seen through festivals. It doesn’t have the usual norms. It’s not a film about poverty, violence or death – it’s a film about two teenagers going to a metal concert. 

“Sometimes people don’t see these stories fitting into our narrative, when to me they are as much ours as anyone else’s.”

The film will feature Iron Maiden tracks, along with material from Colombian bands including Vein and Agony.  

The Somewhere Back In Time tour saw Iron Maiden focus on material from the 80s, and included Can I Play With Madness, Rime Of The Ancient Mariner and Heaven Can Wait.

Further details on The Night Of The Beast will be revealed in due course.

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Scott Munro
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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.