Not satisfied with fighting foo, legendary rockers, the Foo Fighters will now battle the forces of evil in horror-comedy Studio 666. Bandmembers Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee star in the film, which finds the band hire a notorious mansion to record their new album. However, as an evil entity begins to take over frontman Grohl, all hell breaks loose.
In another unexpected turn of events, Studio 666 has already been shot and will arrive in US cinemas on February 25 via Open Road Films. Speaking about the project, here's what Grohl had to say;
"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 full-length feature horror-comedy film. Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album Medicine At Midnight — told you that place was haunted! — we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favourite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that f*****g rocks. And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films, we can finally let 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 popcorn. STUDIO 666 will f*ck you up."
The last time the worlds of music and horror collided, we got Dead 7, a zombie western starring some of the Backstreet Boys, some of 98 Degrees, O-Town, 'N Sync and All-4-One, which was a genuine movie that happened. As a lifelong fan of the Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl (aka the most excellent man in rock n roll), I will have no choice but to see Studio 666 the instant it is released.
Also starring Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin, Studio 666 will arrive in cinemas on February 25; UK fans will have to wait a little longer as there is currently no fixed release date.