On Monday (October 25), at his My World Tour stop in Los Angeles, Justin Bieber debuted the trailer for his highly anticipated 3-D flick “Never Say Never,” due Valentine’s Day weekend 2011.
The trailer was filled with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with some of the people important in Bieber’s life, including mentor Usher and manager Scott “Scooter” Braun. When MTV News spoke with the film’s director, Jon Chu , he said that if Bieber’s fans were tempted by what they saw in the trailer, they should love the film when it hits their local theater.
“We talked about the story of us sort of going back to his life and seeing a lot of archival footage and things that have never been seen that his mom shot when he was a kid,” Chu said. “We don’t have as much of that in the trailer, [and] the movie uses a lot, ’cause we’re finding it really fascinating to see him grow. It’s one of the very few generations that have been able to be shot when they were a kid to a teenager and see all the steps of his development.”
Describing the film as a “documentary musical,” Chu said “as in life, when you listen to music, when words aren’t enough to express your emotion, it goes into song.” The songs in the film were taken directly from Bieber’s concert stop at Madison Square Garden .
“It’s really an interesting sort of pass between his real life to his music, so I think in the trailer, we break it down every step of the way in his life. Everyone said, ‘It’s not possible,’ ” Chu said. “Every step, everyone’s always said, ‘No, no, no, no.’ And he’s always said, ‘Yes, yes, yes.’ And that sort of ‘never say never’ idea is conveyed in the trailer.
“That’s sort of the power of our movie: to help inspire kids to follow their dreams, and anyone really, kid or adult,” he added. “It’s been sort of a family journey of fulfilling your destiny.”
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