Colin Hanks says he made the documentary 'Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)' to help the band cope following the terror attack at their concert in Paris.
Colin Hanks made the documentary 'Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)' to help the band cope.
The new film follows the group on their journey back to perform in Paris in February 2016, following the terror attack at their gig in the city's Bataclan in 2015 and Colin said he wanted to make the documentary so that his friends could finally move on from the tragedy.
He told Entertainment Tonight: ''I've known these guys in the band for a long time. They're my close friends.
''When they were going back to Paris to finish their concert and resume their tour, I thought it would be an interesting opportunity to show something positive and to show people collectively coming together and moving on with their lives. From that initial idea sprung this movie that really sort of transcends the subject matter and is really a story about friendship and people who care about each other and the lengths that people will go to, to help their friends.
''And, selfishly, it's also an excuse for me to be able to help my friends move on with their lives so they don't have to speak about this publicly again.''
Josh Homme tried to talk Colin out of making the movie at first but is happy his friend went ahead with it.
He said: ''Because I like him. I told him, you don't have to be part of this. Stay away. And he chose not to, which I think is an extremely kind and noble and giving thing to do for your friends.
''I trust Colin and I love Colin, and I hope that you like it. ... [The terrorists] may have started the sentence, but the punctuation needs to be something more and something beautiful, and that's what's important.''
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