One Direction Concert Doc Coming From Morgan Spurlock
The concert movie trend has been a little hit or miss in recent years, with some scoring huge-- Justin Bieber's Never Say Never-- and others, like Katy Perry's Part of Me, failing to make much of an impact. But it's still a pretty good strategy to team up with a pop sensation and release a movie about them, and Sony Pictures will be next to get in on the game, planning a new concert documentary about British boy band phenoms One Direction.
And in a movie you almost definitely didn't see coming, they've chosen an Oscar nominated documentarian to make it. Morgan Spurlock, who rose to fame with Super Size Me and has since made The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, will direct the One Direction movie, which is already set for an August 30, 2013 release. Simon Cowell, who is credited with "discovering" One Direction on the UK version of The X Factor, is on board as a producer, and had the following to say in announcing the film:
"I'm delighted we're making this film and Morgan is the perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what it's like to be One Direction today. What the band have achieved is incredible, they and their fans have made history around the world – this is for them."
As a certified Old Person I have only a vague idea who One Direction is-- I think they performed at the closing ceremony of the Olympics?-- but I'm certain there are teenage girls screaming about this news all across both Britain and the UK as we speak. That August 30 date is currently pretty empty, since it's the beginning of Labor Day weekend in the United States. It will be up against the thrillers Getaway and Closed Circuit as well as the currently shooting horror film Satanic-- definitely not a lot of competition for teenage dreams like the One Direction guys.
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