It looks like documentarist Morgan Spurlock is moving on up. Today, the British boy band One Direction announced on the Today show that they’re gearing up for the big screen with Morgan Spurlock at the helm.
It’s an odd choice to take on, as Spurlock tends to document issues that are close to home. However, perhaps Spurlock is after worldwide success as a documentarist. After all, Katy Perry’s 3-D tour film was a huge hit in the box office as well as Justin Bieber’s 3-D film.
According to the boys, the film is scheduled to be released on August 30, 2013 even if they haven’t started filming yet, which says a lot about how high the studio’s hopes are for a success. The film, which is still untitled, will be another notch under Morgan Spurlock’s belt, who is better known from bringing poignant documentaries such as Super Size Me and Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? The One Direction film is said to bring out the touring experience and concert set for rabid fans of the group.
In addition, Spurlock recently sung One Direction praise, but at the time he didn’t reveal his plans to direct the boys for their tour, having said, “This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band.” The new One Direction film is said to be released by TriStar, and produced by music mogul and X-Factor judge Simon Cowell, who hand picked the boys and formed their group for the UK version of the singing competition show.
In a statement concerning the odd choice of director, Cowell said, “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 do you think about this strange news?