All six Foo Fighters members will star in a new horror comedy film, Studio 666. Directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III), the movie will arrive in U.S. theaters on February 25th via Open Road Films.
Based on a story written by frontman Dave Grohl, the film’s plot sees Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee move into a haunted mansion tucked in Los Angeles’ Encino neighborhood to record the band’s tenth studio album, Medicine At Midnight. While there, Grohl finds himself jostling with the supernatural, putting the completion of the album and the lives of the band at stake.
“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,” said Grohl in a press release. “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 favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that f*cking ROCKS.”
Studio 666 will also feature an all-star cast consisting of Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega, and Jeff Garlin. The release will see a screenplay by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes, with producers John Ramsay (Roswell Films) and James A. Rota (Therapy Studios) signing on for the project as well.
“Studio 666 is a perfect combination of all things I love. Rock, horror, and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture,” exclaimed McDonnell. “I am so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school “Band” movie. 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 that 60’s / 70’s old school band film fun, mix it with horror and Studio 666 is born! I am so ecstatic for audiences of film and music to come together and enjoy our film.”
“Over the past decade we have had the good fortune to collaborate with Foo Fighters on a variety of great projects. Whether it be documentary films, TV series or music videos, they always bring their great talents and legendary sense of humor,” said Ramsay and Rota. “Studio 666 takes this to a whole new level and we couldn’t be more proud of this movie. We can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Studio 666 will hit over 2,000 U.S. theaters on February 25th, with an international release scheduled at a later, yet-unannounced date. Head here for more information.
Grohl and company have many performances scheduled in 2021 and 2022. The band will head to Las Vegas, NV, and California in early December following a run in Monterrey, MX later this month (11/12–11/13). Next year, Foo Fighters will headline several festivals, including Innings, Boston Calling, Lollapalooza, and more. Click here for tickets and a full list of tour dates.