Slipknot To Perform In ‘Rollerball’ Remake

Metal band will film scene for futuristic sci-fi movie later this month.

The masked members of Slipknot will appear as themselves in this summer’s remake of the 1975 film “Rollerball,” according to the band’s publicist.

Though they won’t be speaking, the nine-man, nü-metal ensemble will be seen performing an unspecified song in the $62 million motion picture, which hits theaters August 17. The band will film its scene in Los Angeles later this month.

“We as a band are excited to be part of this movie,” the group said in a statement. “We are big fans of the original, and we know the new version will be much better.”
Directed by John McTiernan (“Die Hard,” “Last Action Hero”), “Rollerball” is set in the future, when nations settle their disputes with a violent, roller-derbylike sport rather than engaging in war. The film stars LL Cool J, Chris Klein (“American Pie”), Jean Reno (“Godzilla,” “Mission: Impossible”) and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (“X-Men”).

Meanwhile, Slipknot’s second album is still without a title, though it now carries a new street date. The follow-up to their 1999 eponymous LP will hit stores on June 19, their publicist said. The disc had been scheduled to come out in July.