Yes, the film about the British/Irish boy band will be in 3D, which means our access to the five members’ ever-fascinating hair will increase threefold. And yes, the movie will take us straight into the One Direction inner sanctum so that we can finally understand the struggles involved in becoming super-famous pop sensations that have convinced untold numbers of young girls that they don’t know, oh oh, they don’t know they’re beautiful.
One somewhat unusual detail about this project: as the Associated Press notes, it will be directed by Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian nominated for an Academy Award for 2004’s “Supersize Me.”
Spurlock is a more logical choice than he might initially appear to be, as some of his recent work — including the documentary “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” and a 20th anniversary tribute to “The Simpsons” — has focused specifically on fandom. (It’s also worth noting that Spurlock is responsible for “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” a documentary about the murky, mutually beneficial relationship between Hollywood and product placement. Make of that what you will.)
Given his background, Spurlock will presumably focus some of the movie’s attention on the One Direction faithful and their obsession with the Pepsi-promoting fivesome. If we’re lucky, he also will force all the members of One Direction to eat nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days, then document what it does to their skinny-jeans-wearing, teen idol bodies.*
What we know for sure is that the film is slated for release during the 2013 Labor Day weekend. Awesome! No bad movies ever come out on Labor Day.
*Note: This probably will not happen.