After last month's announcement about the upcoming Led Zeppelin documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin, the first trailer has been shared. The clip follows the film's premiere at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend.
It’s the first-ever documentary to be authorised by the classic rock icons, with director Bernard McMahon being granted “unprecedented access” to the band’s archives.
In the one-minute teaser, we are treated to archival footage of the band performing Good Times Bad Times cut together with footage of the famous Hindenburg zeppelin in flight. Watch below.
Becoming Led Zeppelin [Official Venice Teaser Clip]
Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page attended the film premiere in Venice, where he told Associated Press that, while the band had received a number of pitches to document the band’s legendary history over the years, but “they were pretty miserable”.
“Miserable and also to the point where they would want to be concentrating on anything but the music,” Page continued. “Consequently I would recoil immediately from that sort of thing. This one, it’s everything about the music, and what made the music tick, it’s not just a sample of it with a talking head. This is something in a totally different genre.”
Becoming Led Zeppelin will feature new interviews with surviving members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, along with a long-lost interview with late drummer John Bonham, which has spent the last 30 years buried in an Australian archive of 30,000 unlabelled recordings. “The thing about John is that he is living in this film,” Page noted.
“With Becoming Led Zeppelin my goal was to make a documentary that looks and feels like a musical,” director Bernard MacMahon said in a statement.
“I wanted to weave together the four diverse stories of the band members before and after they formed their group with large sections of their story advanced using only music and imagery and to contextualise the music with the locations where it was created and the world events that inspired it.”
A release date from Paradise Pictures is yet to be confirmed. We will keep you posted.
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