All right, Beliebers: We know you’re still digesting Justin Bieber’s VMA performance , Best New Artist win and Canadian reunion with Drake on the white carpet, but now we have some more info about your favorite teen heartthrob. His 3-D concert movie is due February 11.
Deadline first reported the big news from Paramount on Wednesday (September 15), but MTV News has been following the film’s development since its inception. Director Jon Chu told us the film is for Bieber’s fans and that it won’t be just a typical concert movie.
“[It’s] a movie for his fans, a movie for people who don’t know him, and we’re gonna tell the underdog story of where he came from,” the “Step Up 3D” director explained. “Because it’s a really fascinating story and it has a lot to do with our sort of digital lifestyle now. He was able to do what corporations try to do now when they use YouTube and they don’t even know what to do with it yet. It’s a pretty cool story for our time.”
Chu said his goal is to make the film a blend of concert/biopic/documentary. “There’s not going to be acted-out scenes, and I can’t talk about the rest. It’s not your typical concert film and it’s not going to be a biopic … but it is about his life. I think it’s more of a documentary. We’re going to figure it out as we go,” he said. As for how much of it will be in 3-D, he said, “You’ll have to see it. We’re figuring that out now.”
The Biebs has a lot on his plate. In addition to the film, he is working on his new video for “U Smile,” his memoir hits bookstores in October, he’ll appear on “CSI” next week and is also said to be involved with Will Smith’s upcoming top-secret movie.
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