Really? Morgan Spurlock to Helm 3D Concert Doc for One Direction
He's tackled fast food, Osama bin Laden, product placement, and Comic-Con, and now documentarian Morgan Spurlock is making a movie about...a boy band? Yep, THR reports that Spurlock will direct an untitled documentary about One Direction, the UK-based group that was the first British act to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard charts. The film, which Sony Pictures has given a release date of August 30, 2013, will be in 3D (naturally) and feature both the music and behind the scenes life for the boy band. Spurlock will produce with Simon Cowell, who discovered the group on UK's version of "The X Factor."
If you've been lucky enough to avoid One Direction, here's their hit single, What Makes You Beautiful:
Paramount Pictures has to be pissed about this, since the studio released Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Katy Perry: Part of Me and probably felt like it had cornered the market on pop singer documentaries. The Bieber and Perry docs were both very profitable, and even if you took Spurlock's name out of the equation, chances are good that a movie about One Direction would at least make its money back since these kinds of films are so cheap to produce. Perhaps Spurlock's involvement will actually get some movie nerds to care about this film and seek it out when they otherwise would have surely ignored it. Either way, the tween audiences are going to go bonkers.