The Foo Fighters are reportedly due to star in a new horror-comedy film for Universal Pictures.
The news was first reported on the horror fan site, Bloody Disgusting. According to their report, the movie was filmed in secret during the pandemic.
BJ McDonnell, director of Hatchet III is said to have directed the new film. This isn’t the first time that McDonnell has worked with bands. He also directed ‘Slayer: The Repentless Killogy’ which was a narrative film about the heavy metal band.
The new film apparently features a whole host of all-star cameos. Details about the new project are scarce but it has been reported that the plot centres around the band [Foo Fighters] being haunted during a recording session and becoming possessed.
Bloody Disgusting has said that while the reports are unconfirmed by official sources, many industry insiders have confirmed the news.
While promoting their latest album, Dave Grohl spoke about recording ‘Medicine At Midnight’ in a haunted house. Speaking to Mojo, the frontman said:
“When we walked into the house in Encino, I knew the vibes were definitely off but the sound was fucking on. We started working there and it wasn’t long before things started happening. We would come back to the studio the next day and all of the guitars would be detuned.
“Or the setting we’d put on the board, all of them had gone back to zero. We would open up a Pro Tools session and tracks would be missing. There were some tracks that were put on there that we didn’t put on there. But just like weird open mic noises. Nobody playing an instrument or anything like that, just an open mic recording a room.”
He went on to add, “And we’d fucking zero in on sounds within that. And we didn’t hear any voices or anything really decipherable. But something was happening.”
The Foo Fighters even brought in a baby monitor to find out what was happening, but the band are sworn to secrecy on what they found.
“It got to the point where I brought one of those nest cams that I still have at home, for when my kids would sleep in their cribs. I set it up overnight so we could see if there was anyone there or anyone was coming to fuck with us.
“At first, nothing. And right around the time we thought we were ridiculous and we were out of our minds, we started to see things on the nest cam that we couldn’t explain.
“Then when we found out about the history of the house, I had to sign a fucking non-disclosure agreement with the landlord because he’s trying to sell the place.
Grohl added, “So, I can’t give away what happened there in the past but these multiple occurrences over a short period of time made us finish the album as quickly as we could.” (Quotes, NME)
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