After much teasing, Ghost has finally announced their new movie Rite Here Rite Now – a play on the lyrics to their hit “Square Hammer” and likely a reference to Van Halen‘s 1993 live album Right Here Right Now. It combines never-before-seen 2023 concert footage from Ghost‘s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum, with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running Chapters series. Rite Here Rite Now was directed by Ghost‘s Tobias Forge and Alex Ross Perry, and will launch in cinemas globally on June 20 and 22 only.

    The soundtrack to Rite Here Rite Now will be released via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order launch and additional details will come alongside the film’s cinema on-sale date of May 9. In the meantime, check out the Rite Here Rite Now website here.

    “Over a decade ago when Ghost got signed to Loma Vista, Tom Whalley (owner and CEO) asked what the story of the band was,” said Forge

    “He felt telling a story was vital in order to get new fans engaged. I said that because we were a new ‘baby’ band and more importantly we were an ANONYMOUS baby band, there wasn’t really a compelling story to tell. Not yet anyway. But I told him that if he wanted a story, I could come up with one. This film is the fruit of that conversation.”

    Perry added: “Collaborating with Tobias to expand the saga of Ghost into a feature film has been a wicked delight. This movie allowed us to be inspired by everything from silent horror to The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle, from Ralph Bakshi to KISS Alive II. The influences were many, but above all, the ultimate goal was to make a one-of-a-kind feast not only for Ghost fans, but all lovers of the cinematic alchemy between rock spectacle and spooky delights.”

    The band recorded live footage from both of their 2023 Los Angeles shows at the Kia Forum, and that it will have a narrative hook to it, a la Through The Never or The Song Remains The Same.