The Foo Fighters will star in their own horror movie!
Dave Grohl came up with the concept for “Studio 666”, says Rolling Stone, which tells of what happens when the rock giants find themselves recording in a mansion plagued by supernatural forces.
BJ McDonnell (“Hatchet III”) directs the film which been acquired by Open Road Films for a theatrical release February 25, 2022.
“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,” said Dave Grohl.
“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 favorite rock & 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.”
Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes penned the screenplay for the film, which in addition to Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett & Rami Jaffee, also featueres appearances by “Curb Your Enthusiasm” alum Jeff Garlin, “SNL” star Will Forte, and Whitney Cummings.
BJ McDonnell commented: “Studio 666 is a perfect combination of all things I love. 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.”
“Over the past decade we have had the good fortune to collaborate with Foo Fighters on a variety of great projects,” said producers John Ramsay and James A. Rota. “Whether it be documentary films, TV series or music videos, they always bring their great talents and legendary sense of humor.”