Foo Fighters have made a secret comedy-horror movie titled Studio 666, which is slated for release next year.
Deadline first reported the news, revealing that Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee are starring in the movie that was filmed in secret. The cast also includes Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, and Jeff Garlin, with BJ McDonnell serving as director.
Studio 666 will see “what happens when the legendary rock band rents an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history, to record their 10th album.” After moving in, though, frontman Grohl finds that he is creatively blocked, and “when evil forces in the house sink into his consciousness, the creative juices begin flowing but so does the blood.”
Open Road Films has acquired worldwide rights to the movie, which is based on a story by Grohl that was turned into a screenplay, written by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes. It will be released in theaters in the US on February 25, 2022, with an international release set to be confirmed at a later date.
“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,” Grohl said when the project was finally announced. “Like most things Foo, Studio 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible.
“We wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that f***ing rocks,” he added. “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.”
The movie was filmed inside the same house that Foo Fighters recorded their tenth studio album, Medicine at Midnight, which was released earlier this year, several months prior to the band being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was their first year of eligibility as their debut album officially hit shelves 25 years ago.
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