Long before Adam Jones was Tool’s notorious lone axeman, he was a makeup artist/set designer for films like Jurassic Park and Terminator 2. Though he left that budding career in feature filmmaking behind after joining Maynard James Keenan and Danny Carey in Tool, Jones went on to showcase his sculptures, animation, and direction in the band’s videos. Given this background, it’s no wonder that 30 Days of Night creator Steve Niles has teamed up with Jones for a forthcoming comic book series that mashes up TV and film franchise the X-Files with his previous 30 Days of Night series.
“[G]etting a chance to work with Adam Jones is amazing,” said Niles in an announcement last week. “He’s a pal, but I am also a huge fan of TOOL, as well as his video work for the band; not to mention the special effects he did at Stan Winstons before he became a rock star. He came up with the hook that really made this story come together.”
The X-Files/30 Days series, which will be co-written by Jones and Niles, is due out this summer. Meanwhile, Jones and his friends from a certain rock band are still pounding away in the studio.