Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is tackling an incredibly popular object of interest for his next film. THR reports that Spurlock will helm a behind-the-scenes 3D movie about the boy band One Direction. It’s baffling news, honestly, as the subject matter seems odd for the Super Size Me and Comic-Con: A Fan’s Hope director. Nevertheless, Spurlock’s involvement likely drums up interest from fans who would otherwise be indifferent to the prospect of a 3D feature film about the tween-worshipped British pop group. Spurlock will produce the pic alongside former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, who discovered the band as part of the UK iteration of The X-Factor.
The film will reportedly blend concert footage and scenes of musician life “that purports to give fans a glimpse into the real artists.” TriStar Pictures is behind the project and a release date of August 30, 2013 has already been set.