Devo are getting a full-length documentary movie. Merely titled Devo, the film shall be directed by Chris Smith (American Film, Fyre, Tiger King), and BMG, Fremantle Documentaries, and Warner Music Leisure are onboard as government producers. It marks the first-ever absolutely approved movie concerning the new wave group.
Utilizing a mix of interviews and archival footage, Devo will discover the group’s formation within the wake of the Kent State bloodbath, Devo’s years as outsiders within the music scene, their breakout second with “Whip It,” and the trustworthy fandom they’ve maintained. The movie is presently in manufacturing.
In a press release, Smith defined why he was compelled to direct the documentary, saying, “Devo was an enormous affect on me. Their method to music, movie, video, and artwork was one thing I had by no means seen earlier than and was one of many really formative inventive influences that confirmed me there have been completely new methods to have a look at issues.”
In each 2022 and 2021, Devo have been nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame. Their storied historical past was chronicled in a set of books, titled The Model and Unmasked, again in 2018, too.
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