EXCLUSIVE: Think A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead, with laughs among the scares and splashes, and you’re in control STUDIO 666. Dave Grohl and his fellow Foo Fighters star in a film they’ve shot in secret, about what happens when the legendary rock band rents an Encino mansion steeped in gruesome rock and roll history, to record their 10th album. The problem is, Leader Grohl is creatively stuck, and when the evil forces in the house sink into his consciousness, the creative juice begins to flow, but so does the blood. Can Foo Fighters finish the album, with the band still alive to tour?
Open Road Films has acquired the worldwide rights and the distributor has scheduled a large theatrical release in more than 2,000 theaters on February 25. With Grohl and fellow comrades Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee playing themselves, the cast includes Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin. The photo is taken by BJ McDonnell and the international release date will soon be set by Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg and Foo Fighters.
Based on a story by Grohl, with a screenplay by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes, the film is directed by BJ McDonnell. he crossed out Hatchet III and Slayer: The Repentless Killogy, and has served as a cameraman on films like James Wan Smart and Top Gun: Maverick. The film mixes fright with the playfulness and mischief evident in the group’s clips. Given their superstar profile, the Foo Fighters group managed to keep the film project largely a secret.
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and many musical documentaries under our belt, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A horror comedy feature film,” said Grohl. “Like most Foo things, STUDIO 666 started with a wacky idea that turned into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Filmed in the same house where we recorded our last album Medicine at midnight – told you this place was haunted! – we wanted to recapture the classic magic of all our favorite rock and roll movies, but with a twist: hilarious gore fucking rocks. And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films, we can finally get this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best-kept secret for two years. Be prepared to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. STUDIO 666 fuck you up.
Ortenberg, of Open Road, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to team up with Foo Fighters for a film that will sure make audiences scream and laugh. The Foos bring their comedic chemistry and the musical talent we all love to the big screen in this hysterical horror flick.
McDonnell called the film “the perfect combination of all the things I love. Rock, horror and comedy all tied together in one very exciting film. I’m so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school bandaged movie. It’s been years since we saw something like the Beatles To help!, The Monkees To manage, Where KISS meets the park ghost. Take this fun old school group movie from the 60s / 70s, mix it with horror and STUDIO 666 was born! I am so thrilled that film and music audiences come together and enjoy our film. “
The film is produced by John Ramsay & James A. Rota of Roswell Films and Therapy Studios. Executive Producers are John Silva, Kristen Welsh, John Cutcliffe, Gaby Skolnek, Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee, James Masciello, Matthew Sidari, Mitchell Zhang and Open Road’s Ortenberg.
“Over the past decade, we’ve been fortunate to collaborate with Foo Fighters on a variety of great projects,” producers Ramsay & said. Rotation. “Whether it’s documentaries, TV series or music videos, they always bring their great talents and legendary sense of humor. STUDIO 666 takes that to a whole new level and we couldn’t be more proud of this movie. We can’t wait to share it with the world. Producers worked with Grohl on stunning HBO docuseries Sonic highways.
The deal was negotiated by Ortenberg and Matthew Sidari for Open Road Films and by WME Independent on behalf of the filmmakers. Ortenberg founded Open Road, left and then returned when Raven Capital Management became his funder. The distributor released the winner for best film Projector and Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer Somnambulist, and more recently Liam Neeson’s action films Honest thief and The sniper and the action film by Gerard Butler-Frank Grillo CopShop.