Director John Chu doesn’t wish to over-hype the upcoming Justin Bieber movie, but, well, it “will be a pretty cool story for our time,” he told MTV in a recent interview.
Chu said he is currently touring with the singer and trying to figure out the exact format of the film. All he knows for certain right now is that it will be released in February 2011.
“There’s not going to be acted-out scenes and I can’t talk about the rest. It’s not your typical concert film and it’s not going to be a biopic … but it is about his life,” Chu said. “I think it’s more of a documentary. We’re going to figure it out as we go.”
As long as Bieber’s hair and smiling face are on screen, we’re guessing fans will be satisfied. And as long as he isn’t groping Kim Kardashian, Bill O’Reilly won’t complain.
Describing Bieber as a “really cool guy” and “legitimate talent,” Chu sold the film as a biopic for anyone and everyone:
“[It’s] a movie for his fans, a movie for people who don’t know him, and we’re gonna tell the underdog story of where he came from. Because it’s a really fascinating story and it has a lot to do with our sort of digital lifestyle now… we’re gonna make a really fun movie.”
With all this hype, the flick may be considered a disappointment if it doesn’t earn more money than Avatar.