3D One Direction Movie Now Has Director
1D is now becoming 3D. Announced today by Sony Pictures, the upcoming One Direction movie now has a director, one who will create a behind-the-scenes view of the popular boy band. But, rather than having someone like D.A. Pennebaker (101, the Depeche Mode documentary) or Davis Guggenheim (It Might Get Loud), Morgan Spurlock, the director behind Super Size Me, is attached.
In a statement, Spurlock said: "This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band. To capture this journey and share it with audiences around the world will be an epic undertaking that I am proud to be a part of."
Spurlock is additionally producing, along with Ben Winston, Adam Milano, and Simon Cowell. About Spurlock directing, the X Factor judge said: "[He’s the] perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what it's like to be One Direction today."
Presently, the movie has no title but is scheduled to hit theaters Labor Day weekend in 2013.
One Direction has been on a winning streak in the U.S. throughout 2012. Their debut dropped in March, selling 1.33 million copies in the U.S. so far. Then, today, their sophomore effort, Take Me Home, debuted. The album already has spawned successful single “Live While We’re Young.”
Do you think that momentum can last one more year, if not longer? Perhaps sales for Take Me Home will be an indicator of that. Do you think a One Direction documentary could be a success like Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never or end up a flop like Katy Perry’s Part of Me?