Dave Grohl is having a prolific year! After releasing a Foo Fighters album, touring, releasing his Storyteller memoir and a documentary about van life, it has now been confirmed that the Foos are set to star in a horror-comedy movie, Studio 666 which is set to premiere in February next year.
The feature-length film sees the group move into a mansion in Encino California to record their highly anticipated 10th album. Once there, Grohl and co. find themselves up against supernatural forces, battling to save the record and their lives.
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belts, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A full-length feature horror comedy film,” Grohl said in a statement.
“Like most things Foo, Studio 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album Medicine at Midnight (told you that place was haunted!) we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favourite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that fucking ROCKS. And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films, we can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best-kept secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. Studio 666 will fuck you up.”
Studio 666 is distributed by Open Road Films and, in addition to the full Foos band – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee – will star Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin. The film is directed by BJ McDonnell.
“We couldn’t be more excited to team up with Foo Fighters for a movie sure to make audiences scream and laugh,” Open Road’s Tom Ortenberg said. “The Foos bring their comedic chemistry and the musical talent we all love to the big screen in this hysterical horror film.”
“Studio 666 is a perfect combination of all things I love. Rock, horror, and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture,” McDonnell said. “I am so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school “Band” movie. It’s been years since we’ve seen something like the Beatles Help!, The Monkees Head or KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Take that 60’s / 70’s old school band film fun, mix it with horror and Studio 666 is born! I am so ecstatic for audiences of film and music to come together and enjoy our film.”
Studio 666 is due out February 25, 2022.
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