Published Nov 02, 2016After a terrorist attack at the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris left 89 attendees at an Eagles of Death Metal concert dead last November, the band returned to the stage three months later to perform for survivors. Friend of the band Colin Hanks was in attendance that evening, and he has now revealed details behind a documentary exploring how the band are moving forward from the incident.
Titled Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends), the film will air on HBO in February 2017, with a theatrical release also planned. The film was financed by concert promotion giant Live Nation and is the first project from their new Live Nation Productions film division.
Speaking with Deadline, Hanks revealed that the film would examine the first steps in the band's recovery process, looking to address the question, "How do you go on with your life with something like that?" Including interviews with both the band and survivors of the attack, the film will be split into three parts, chronicling who the band are, the details of the attack and the band's ensuing European return tour.
Of course, the band's frontman Jesse Hughes came under fire after the fact for pro-gun comments and allegations that Bataclan security staff may have been in on the attack. While Hanks said the film is not political, he clarified that it doesn't avoid the controversy around Hughes's remarks, saying, "We don't walk around it."
The documentary follows Hanks's first turn in the director's chair for All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, which arrived through Gravitas Ventures last year.