Foo Fighters have announced that they will be starring in a brand new horror-comedy movie titled Studio 666. The film, based on a story from the band’s frontman, Dave Growl, is set to come to theatres on February 25, 2022.
Directed by Hatchet III alumn BJ McDonnell, the movie will see the rock band recording an album in a haunted mansion. The story is a direct reference to the recording of the Foo Fighter’s tenth studio album Medicine at Midnight, which the band recorded in the allegedly haunted Encino mansion. While the film pulls from the band’s real life story, it will put a fictional twist on the events.
“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,” Dave Grohl said. “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 our favorite rock & roll movies had, but with a twist: Hilarious gore that f****** 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 f*** you up.”
All of the band’s members are set to star in the upcoming film including Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee.
“Studio 666 is a perfect combination of all things I love,” the film’s director, BJ McDonnel, said in a statement. “Rock, horror, and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture. 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.”