DEADLINE- Think A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead, with laughs among the scares and splatter, and you’ve got a handle on STUDIO 666. Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates star in a film they shot in secret, about what happens when the legendary rock band rents an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history, to record their 10th album. Trouble is, frontman Grohl is creatively blocked, and when evil forces in the house sink into his consciousness, the creative juices begin flowing but so does the blood. Can Foo Fighters’ complete the album, with the band still alive to tour?
Open Road Films has acquired worldwide rights, and the distributor has set a wide theatrical release in 2000+ theaters on February 25. Along with Grohl and bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett & Rami Jaffee who play themselves, the cast includes Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin. The pic is directed by BJ McDonnell and the international release date will be set soon by Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg and Foo Fighters.
If you're a big Foo Fighters fan and keep up with the interviews that Dave Grohl is constantly giving, you may recall him saying that the band shot a movie while recording 'Medicine at Midnight' (their tenth studio album) last year. It wasn't exactly being treated like a secret, and was mentioned in passing a few times over the course of the pandemic whenever the "haunted mansion" they worked in was brought up, so I figured it was probably a tiny little 10-15 minute short film. What I didn't realize is that they went and shot a FULL LENGTH FEATURE FILM with plenty of actual actors and whatnot, and it'll be getting a theatrical release in February! I mean - I'm stunned! Legit stunned!
'Studio 666' (a play on the Foo Fighters' HQ/studio name 'Studio 606') is described as 'A Hard Day's Night of the Living Dead' by Deadline which leads me to believe it'll be a little cheesy/campy, probably feature plenty of songs from 'Medicine at Midnight' (which I believe will work perfectly in the horror setting), and hopefully give off shades of 'Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny' in its tone! It's been too long since a stupid music/comedy like that or 'Detroit Rock City'.
Knowing Dave and his contact list, as well - I bet we're in for a fuck ton of surprise cameos. Count me in!
P.S. Gotta appreciate Dave Grohl doing whatever the fuck he wants nowadays - a horror movie and a Bee Gees cover album in the same year?
Preposterous....but I love it.
P.P.S. Here's an interview Grohl gave about this haunted mansion in March of 2020.....