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For more than 20 years now, metal legend Glenn Danzig has been running a quiet little side-hustle as a comics writer, publishing books with names like Satanika, Grub Girl, and Death Dealer under his Verotik comics label. (That’s a portmanteau of “violence” and “erotic,” by the way, just in case you were worried that every single aspect of this endeavor wasn’t thoroughly on-Danzig-brand.) Full of big, monstrous dudes and scantily-clad sword-wielding ladies, Danzig’s comics are pretty clearly a passion project for the former Misfits frontman, a chance to indulge in his life-long love of comics while riffing on some thoroughly juvenile-looking Heavy Metal sorts of ideas.

Now, though, Danzig might be getting ready to get all Verotik on the movie-going world; Pitchfork reports that the goth metal rocker has signed a deal for a Verotik movie with the film-making wing of L.A. indie outfit Cleopatra Records. The movie is being pitched as an anthology, with Danzig directing, writing, and providing music for the film.

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As it happens, at least one Verotik title has already gotten a film treatment, of a sort; the aforementioned Grub Girl was adapted into an 80-minute (!) porn-horror film back in 2006, complete with a heroic zombie sex worker who cheerfully bites off her abusive pimp’s dick. So we’ve got that to look forward to, we guess.