Dr. Dre, who's no stranger to the movie business, is about to go a little bit deeper than his scattered onscreen appearances: he's producing a horror movie! It's called Thaw and it's about "ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon." The script hasn't been written yet, but we expect it to be at least as dope as Snoop Dogg's 2001 horror classic "Bones."
Dr. Dre had roles in 1996's Set It Off, 2001's The Wash and 2001's Training Day. He signed a deal in 2007 to produce several dark comedies and horror movies, and this effort, which obviously doesn't have a release date yet.
Dre's turn as a producer echoes several other musicians' forays into horror movies, from Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr's 1974 film Son of Dracula to Rob Zombie's upcoming The Lords of Salem. To celebrate this awesome tradition, here are some classic marriages of musicians and horror:
David Bowie in 1983's The Hunger
Ice Cube - Ghosts of Mars (2011)
Moby, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Rush's Alex Lifeson and Rough Trade's Carole Pope - Suck (2010)
Tom Waits - Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Henry Rollins - Feast (2005)