Foo Fighters star in new comedy horror film Studio 666
Workshop 666, a horror-comedy starring Foo Fighters, hits the big screen next year. Slated for worldwide release on February 25, 2022, the film, now acquired by Open Road Films, was created by Open Road’s Tom Ortenberg with assistance from the band.
The film follows Dave Grohl. and co. as they battle supernatural forces inside an Encino mansion while recording their tenth studio album. Meanwhile, peculiar events end up threatening both the album’s completion and the band’s life.
Speaking of the film, Grohl explains, “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 horror-comedy feature film.
“Like most things Foo, Workshop 666 started with a wacky idea that turned into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Shot in the same house where we recorded our last album medicine at midnight (I told you the place was haunted!), we wanted to recapture the classic magic of all our favorite rock and roll movies, but with a twist: hilarious gore that damn 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 a secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream and headbang into your pop corn . Workshop 666 fuck you up.”
Ortenberg adds, “We couldn’t be more excited to team up with Foo Fighters for a movie that will have audiences screaming and laughing. The Foos bring their comedic chemistry and the musical talent we all love to the big screen in this hysterical horror flick.
Director BJ McDonnell comments: “Workshop 666 is a perfect combination of all the things I love. Rock, horror and comedy all come together in one very exciting film. I’m 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 To help!, Monkeys’ To manage, Where Kiss meets the park ghost. Take this old school band flick from the 60s/70s, mix it with some horror and Workshop 666 was born! I’m so thrilled that film and music audiences are coming together and enjoying our film.”
“Over the past decade, we’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with Foo Fighters on a variety of great projects,” said producers John Ramsay and James A. Rota.
“Whether it’s documentary films, TV series or music videos, they always bring their great talents and legendary sense of humor. Workshop 666 takes that to a whole new level and we couldn’t be more proud of this film. We can’t wait to share it with the world.