Foo Fighters will star in the horror film “Studio 666”
The Foo Fighters will give their fans the goosebumps of the movie genre in February, when the horror-comedy “Studio 666,” starring the group, hits theaters.
The film, which is released in the United States on Friday, February 25, 2022, was directed by BJ McDonnell (of acclaimed 2019’s “Slayer: The Repentless Killogy”), from a story by Foo frontman Dave Grohl, with a Screenplay by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes. “Studio 666” was acquired by Open Road Films Acquires for worldwide rights, and produced by John Ramsay and James A. Rota of Roswell Films and Therapy Studios.
The six Foos — Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee — will act as both executive producers and stars of “Studio 666,” along with fellow comedians Whitney Cummings (“Roseanne” show runner), Leslie Grossman (“American Horror Story”), Will Forte (“MacGruber”), Jenna Ortega (the next “Wednesday”) and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”).
“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 feature-length comedy horror,” Grohl said in a press release. “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” (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. With the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team 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 ready to laugh, scream and headbang in your pop -corn. ‘Studio 666’ will fuck you up.
Open Road Films Founding CEO Ortenberg adds, “The Foos bring their comedic chemistry and musical talent we all love to the big screen in this hysterical horror flick.”
The film‘s score is courtesy of drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Ministry).
In Grohl’s story (and Buhler/Hughes’ screenplay), the Foos move into a San Fernando Valley mansion “steeped in macabre rock and roll history” to record “Medicine at Midnight” in 2021. time in the haunted house, Grohl and the Foos find themselves battling supernatural forces that threaten both the album’s completion and the band’s lives.
Before you can shout out the title of 1978’s “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” director O’Donnell does it for you by summoning the name of this camp classic. “’Studio 666; is a perfect combination of everything I love,” says the director. “Rock, horror, and comedy all come together in one very exciting movie. 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 last haven’t seen anything like “Help!” by the Beatles, “Head” by the Monkees or “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park. Take this old-school band movie 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.
You can add the “Studio 666” announcement to the already packed Foo Fighters schedule for the fall. While the band was just inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney on Oct. 30, Grohl recently released his autobiography, “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,” on Oct. 5.