If you're anything like us, we know exactly where you'll be on Valentine's Day weekend 2011: At your local cineplex catching the still-in-the-works 3-D Justin Bieber movie. Though details are sketchy, Bieber's Twitter revealed that the film will involve a concert at Madison Square Garden and will also tell "the story," which seems like it will contain a healthy dose of autobiography for the 16-year-old Canadian superstar.
Rumor has it that director Davis Guggenheim will take the helm. Guggenheim is best known as the Oscar-winning director of "An Inconvenient Truth," the Al Gore-produced film about global warming. He also directed the three-guitarists-talk-about-craft flick "It Might Get Loud" and the recently-premiered "Waiting for Superman" (which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival). But Guggenheim also has an extensive history with directing excellent television shows. Will he bring any of his TV experience into the fold? Here are some ways he can do just that.
In the past decade, HBO has contributed three of the greatest television series of all time in "The Sopranos," "The Wire" and the birth-of-a-nation Western "Deadwood." Guggenheim handled four of the best episodes in the show's first season, which introduced the world to the budding mining town of Deadwood and the chaos surrounding new settlers, the threat of government, gambling, murder and extremely colorful cursing. The Bieber Factor: Bieber gets a visit from Ian McShane (playing his "Deadwood" character Al Swearengen, of course), gets called a "hooplehead" and engages in a pistol-packing showdown (in 3-D, of course).
The hit CBS show (which is somehow entering its seventh season) stars David Krumholtz as a mathematician who assists the FBI in solving crimes with the help of various equations and mathematical formulas. Guggenheim directed the second episode ever way back in 2005. The Bieber Factor: Using complicated math, Bieber solves the nefarious "One Less Lonely Girl Conundrum."
The adrenaline-pumping action series featured Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, a counter-terrorism agent who did what he needed to do over a handful of the worst days a human being has ever had. Guggenheim directed a pair of entries in the show's watershed first season. The Bieber Factor: In typical "24" fashion, Bieber never has to go to the bathroom, charge his cell phone, sit in traffic or think twice before torturing somebody.
This briefly-buzzed-about series was meant to capitalize on the "mystery show" craze that "Lost" sparked earlier in this decade. In a very "Twin Peaks"-esque set-up, the show tells the story of an FBI agent who comes to an eccentric small town in search of a million dollars that has gone missing. The twist was that home viewers could play along and could win the million dollars if they solved the mystery. Guggenheim directed the show's third episode (of only seven that aired). The Bieber Factor: Fans get to pick up clues in the movie to solve a puzzle, with the winner at each screening receiving their own Justin Bieber wig.
The new version of the classic '90s primetime soap only lasted one season, and Guggenheim directed the pilot and served as an executive producer. In a twist, Guggenheim is married to Elisabeth Shue, sister of original "Melrose Place" star Andrew Shue. The Bieber Factor: Justin Bieber is played by Andrew Shue.
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