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The Spurlock-directed doc shoots to the top.
Could it have gone any other way? The One Direction film – This is Us – has shot to the top of the U.K and Ireland Box Office charts making £3.47m, including £1.2m from Thursday previews.
It’s no surprise: the U.K harbours the boy band’s key fanbase, with hundreds of thousands of screaming teenagers just begging their parents for the bus fare to go see them at the cinema. It has now earned $32m (£20.5m) worldwide. (BBC)
The One Direction boys get bigger by the second
The Labor Day box office has given us a winner: 'The Butler' sweeps the board but One Direction's 'This Is Us' puts up a strong fight.
The first shaky reports of the Labor Day holiday box office taking couldn't decide whether Lee Daniel's The Butler or Morgan Spurlock's One Direction documentary This Is Us had sold the most movie tickets across the weekend, so neck and neck they were for a while.
Initially, it did look as though the 1D concert documentary would race ahead, with a predicted $21 million in takings. However, the boyband movie performed well, raking in $18 million but not well enough to overtake The Butler's massive earnings of $20 million. Not only did the two films collectively help made this year's Labor Day the highest earning ever, with $156 million, compared to 2007's $148 million, reports THR, but the weekend also helped contribute to a record breaking summer where an incredible $4.7 billion was taken thanks to a wide array of film to entice filmgoers.
The One Direction boys have got their own movie and guess what, it'll be here August 30!
One Direction have become the latest pop sensation to want to take over the summer box office and by the end of August the Brit boyband will be taking over cinema screens when the fly-on-the-wall movie One Direction: This Is Us comes out. Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson haven't done things by half with their foray into documentary filmaker either, enlisting Super Size Me mastermind Morgan Spurlock to direct.
The 1D boys are heading to the big screen
The boys open up their lives to their adoring fans in the movie and show us that they are really just five normal lads whose lives changed beyond all reason in just a few short years. Spurlock takes his camera back to the each of the band-member's humble origins and see the world through their eyes, their mother's eye and through the eyes of the fans as well as going behind the scenes on tour and in the lads personal time.
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson may make up the biggest boyband in the world, but they are eager to prove that they're just a normal bunch of lads in their new documentary movie. The film sees them going back to their roots and reuniting with old friends; Harry goes back to the bakery he used to work at, while Zayn shows he hasn't forgotten his loved ones by buying his mum a luxury house of her own. We see them through the eyes of their fans across the world, their proud parents and the owner of their record label Simon Cowell. They reveal how they've always wanted to sing, and show their genuine brotherly bond through countless on and off tour shenanigans including fishing and camping trips.
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No more burgers and chips for One Direction, after they finish shooting with Supersize Me director.
The One Direction boys will reveal themselves in their upcoming documentary “This Is Us”, in more ways than one.
“[There are] 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,” said the film’s director Morgan Spurlock as part of a live chat on Twitter when fans were invited to ask him questions using the hashtag #AskMorgan1D3D.
He’s certainly aware of what 1D fans really want. If you’re wondering why Spurlock’s name sounds familiar, the director also created and starred in the hit 2004 documentary Supersize Me, where he ate nothing but fast food for an entire month as part of an experiment. During the Twitter chat, he mentioned that the 1D boys loved taunting him by eating fast food on set. Though we wonder if their Big Macs really seemed all that appealing after 30 days on the stuff. Anyway, soon none of them are going to be enjoying much fast food. Spurlock explained that the guys are banned from eating any fast food. “On the new tour they have a trainer who’s keeping them off the Big Macs.”
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It looks as though Simon Cowell is pursuing a new career as a movie producer. The talent show creator has reportedly signed on to co-produce a movie about the dog that won Britain’s Got Talent. Pudsey: The Movie looks set to make Pudsey super-famous (as if performing a version of Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ at tonight’s National Television Awards wasn’t enough for the charismatic pooch).
A report from The Metro suggests that Simon Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment is teaming up with Vertigo Films on the production. If all goes to plan, Pudsey could soon be as famous as Uggie, the cute canine from the Oscar-winning movie The Artist. Pudsey’s such a star already, of course, that he has his own manager, Jonathan Shalit, or Roar Global, who said “The British people love Pudsey. He has met the Queen and was invited to 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister. This represents a hugely exciting next step.” It’s not clear what the plot of the movie is going to entail but it sounds as though everyone is keen to get the ball rolling and shooting is due to start in Spring.
Pudsey, along with the help of his trainer Ashleigh Butler, won Britain’s Got Talent last year and they went on to appear on Jay Leno’s chat show and on America’s Got Talent. This isn’t Cowell’s only foray into production; he’s also got his hand in Morgan Spurlock’s One Direction documentary and David Frankel’s Paul Potts biopic, One Chance.
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The new online voting system for The Oscars has been hampered by reports of difficulties in accessing the online balloting program and fears that the system may have been hacked.
Concerns that the turn-out for this year’s vote could be at an all-time low, an extension has been placed on the voting deadline, just for one day. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences voters now have until Friday (January 4, 2013) to place their votes, according to Associated Press.
The Academy’s chief operating office, Ric Robertson, said in a statement “By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible. We’re grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process.” The documentary director Morgan Spurlock tweeted about his own difficulties in accessing the site, saying “The password they sent didn’t work for my log-in — and they couldn’t email me a new log-in, only snail mail.” However, the Academy has defended itself from criticisms saying they have made several other voting resources available, including assisted voting stations in New York Los Angeles and London, as well as providing a 24 hour helpline.
Given the huge levels of success that One Direction have achieved over the past year in both the UK and the USA, it was pretty clear that a documentary or live concert DVD was inevitable. What is a bit of a surprise is that, as the announcement came today (November 14), it was revealed that Morgan Spurlock would be the man in the director’s chair.
The BBC reports that the man famous for the documentary Super Size Me, which saw him eat nothing but products from McDonald’s for a month, will be gorging himself this time on the tale of the British pop group’s rise to stardom. Simon Cowell, boss of One Direction's record label Syco, said the film would give an "access all areas, behind the scenes" look at the group – perhaps a slight surprise after an unofficial biography released year about Cowell himself leaked damaging revelations about the mogul.
Cowell continued "What the band have achieved is incredible. They and their fans have made history around the world - this is for them." Spurlock added that it was "an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band". It’s a bit of a different task than trying to find terrorist Osama Bin Laden, something he attempted – and failed – to do in his 2008 documentary Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? He’s dead now, in case you weren’t sure.
The concert film, which follows Brit pop stars One Direction, will also be steered by Simon Cowell, Ben Winston and Adam Milano, while Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Matthew Galkin, Jeremy Chilnick and Doug Merrifield will exec produce. Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams of Columbia Pictures execs will oversee production for the studio. The new One Direction 3D movie will be similar in format to Justin Bieber's Never Say Never and Katy Perry's Part of Me, which showcased their rise to stardom, combined with exclusive concert footage and backstage clips. In an official statement, Morgan Spurlock shared his excitement about working with One Direction. "This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band," said Spurlock about the project. "To capture this journey and share it with audiences around the world will be an epic undertaking that I am proud to be a part of."
One Direction rose to prominence after losing in The X-Factor, but that hasn't stunted their growth whatsoever, and the film marks a remarkable career for the tender-aged heartthrobs. Spurlock, on the other hand, has a more political edge to his dealings, but was clearly drawn to the film because of its artistic integrity. For real.
In order to make a documentary about the shady world of brand integration in films and television, Spurlock decides to sell his new project to the highest bidders. And discovers that there's a parallel world of public relations, advertising, product specialists and neuro-marketers who make a lot of money doing this. After a slow start, sponsors climb on board, and Spurlock makes sure to keep their products on-screen as he conducts interviews with experts.
But does this compromise his journalistic or artistic integrity?
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