“More shirtless moments than you can imagine, now how many of those make it into the final film we’ll have to wait and see. You can’t film 1D without capturing their wild side!” director Morgan Spurlock said during a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday. “And that fun attitude is infectious; it takes over the whole film crew.”
Considering that shirtless 1D will abound in the August release, it may mean that the fivesome could be up for a Golden Popcorn at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards for Best Shirtless Performance. For now, though, fans should tune into the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on April 14 to see who will win. The shirtless nominees at this year’s show include Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”), Christian Bale (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Daniel Craig (“Skyfall”), Seth McFarlane (“Ted”) and Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2”).
Spurlock continued, “They are free spirits; they do what they want. That’s what makes them who they are. But we’re all working hard to make a great movie. When the lads are on the road, they really get out to experience the cities they’re in. They’re pretty adventurous,” he shared in the chat.
Filming has been taking place over the last four months, and will continue until they land in the States in June. The guys are currently playing a string of shows at the O2 Arena in London and filmed one of those gigs for the movie this week. All of this coverage reflects Spurlock’s desire to “capture the global feel of their first world tour.”
In addition to scenes of the guys sans shirts, there might also be some 3-D shots of their hair (perhaps taking a cue from Justin Bieber’s own 3D flick, which included a hair flip scene ). Spurlock wrote, “Well I know a lot of fans love those flowing locks, so I may have to plan some special ’Hair-iel’ shots for the film.”
Spurlock shares that “fans may shed a tear or two while watching,” adding that the guys have been hands-on in the process of making the flick.
“Can be a little unnerving with a camera in your face all the time, but you build trust over time, now I’m just like a piece of furniture. The lads have been both in front of & behind the camera. They’ve been filming each other on the tour bus & on day’s off; great footage. We spend a lot of down time with the band, with their families & friends,” he teased. “We really wanted you to see what their ’normal’ lives are like.”
In addition to all the heartwarming moments, hilarity will ensue, Spurlock notes. He shared, “We had some hilarious moments while filming in Japan. It was the band’s first time there and they were in awe of that city, and ROBOTS! Working with the band has been a real thrill. We’ve had some incredible moments both at their homes and on the road.”
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
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