Foo Fighters to Star in New Comedy Horror Movie ‘Studio 666’
The band that keeps getting chilled by the minute, the Foo Fighters, is set to star in a new comedy horror movie titled Workshop 666. This film will be released next year.
The film 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 the macabre history of rock and roll”.
However, once there, frontman Dave Grohl “finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the life of the band”.
It is based on 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 star Leslie Grosman, Whitney Cummings and Jenna Ortega.
“it’s time to take it to the next level”
In a statement, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters said so.
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belt, it was finally time to take it to the next level…A feature-length horror comedy. Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 started with a wacky idea that grew into something bigger than we ever imagined possible.”
He also added, “Filmed in the same house where we recorded our last album ‘Medicine at Midnight’ (I 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 that fucking ROCKS. And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the crew at Open Road Films, we can finally pull this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best kept secret for two years Be prepared to laugh, scream and headbang into your popcorn. STUDIO 666 will fuck you up”.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 8, 2021
“mix it with horror”
The film was described by director BJ McDonald as “a perfect combination of everything I love – rock, horror and comedy, all tied together in one very exciting film”.
McDonald also added, “I’m so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old-school ‘group’ 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 this old school group film from the 60s/70s, mix it with some horror and STUDIO 666 was born! I am so thrilled that film and music audiences are coming together and enjoying our film.”
Although an international release date for the film has yet to be confirmed, Workshop 666 will be released in US theaters on February 22, 2022.
The Foo Fighters were also recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More here.