Punk rockers The Hives are preparing for their dazzling screen debut in a semi-improvised movie about themselves.

The suit-sporting Swedes will play themselves as well as an array of bizarre characters, and although they still have no idea what the film will actually be about, frontman HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST is confident it will be a sure-fire success.

He explains, "It's going to be available on DVD, which is the leading format for movies these days and it's going to contain us basically being ourselves, being other people and playing music.

"It's an actual movie. We have no idea what's going to happen but it's going to be good.

"There's not too much writing involved - it's mostly improvisation."