The band that just keep getting cooler by the minute, the Foo Fighters are to feature in a new horror comedy film called Studio 666. This film will be released next year.
The movie will show the Foo Fighters as they move into a mansion in Encino, California to record a new album. This mansion is also “steeped in grisly rock and roll history”.
However once they arrive, frontman Dave Grohl “finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band”.
It is based around a story by Dave Grohl. The screenplay was also written by Rebecca Hughes and Jeffrey Buhler.
Alongside the band, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Nate Mendel, this film will also feature Leslie Grosman, Whitney Cummings and Jenna Ortega.
“time to take it to the next level”
In a statement, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl said this.
“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. Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible”.
He also added, “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”.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 8, 2021
“mix it with horror”
The film has been described by director BJ McDonald as “a perfect combination of all things I love – rock, horror and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture”.
McDonald also added, “I am so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school ‘band’ movie,” he added. “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 ‘60s/‘70s 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”.
While an international release date for the film has yet to be confirmed, Studio 666 will hit US cinemas on 22 February 2022.
The Foo Fighters were also recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More here.