The Backstreet Boys have given the okay to an upcoming tell-all documentary.
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man director Stephen Kijak will chronicle the group’s rise to fame in the as-of-yet-untitled picture. According to Cinema Blend, the folks at Pulse Films will produce the picture.
Instead of delivering a 3D concert film or a “puff piece,” the director said he intends to explore every facet of the group’s rise to fame. In addition the good, Kijak said he intends to shine some light on the bad.
The documentary filmmaker explained:
“What drew me to this project is their [Backstreet Boys] openness and willingness to push themselves into uncomfortable places, to be vulnerable and honest and to be really trusting of the filmmaking team to steer them in the right direction.”
The Hollywood Reporter explains the Kijak is a fan of the Backstreet Boys. He said he intends to explore the human aspect of the singers and their popularity. In fact, the Boys gave the director the go-ahead to move forward with the project.
The band said in a statement:
“We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time. With Kevin back, the fact that we are masters of our own destiny, a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary — it all adds up to being the right time to share our story.”
It’s currently shaping up to be a busy year for the Backstreet Boys. The group is currently planning a tour with such like-minded outfits as New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees. The Package Tour is currently slated to kick off on May 31.
As for the documentary, Kijak hopes to have everything pieced together in time for a 2014 release.
Are you a fan of the Backstreet Boys? What do you think about the supposed tell-all movie that’s currently in the works?