Published Aug 05, 2010Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny has completed a new documentary chronicling the recording of Bruce Springsteen's 1978 album, Darkness on the Edge of Town, which he is set to debut at this year's edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film, titled The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, will premiere September 14, and will tell the story of Springsteen's legal troubles and struggle to turn in another classic following his landmark 1975 LP, Born to Run.
According to the film's description at the official TIFF site, Zimny "[gained] access to never before seen footage shot between 1976 and 1978, capturing home rehearsals and recording sessions that allow us to see Springsteen¹s creative process at work."
Springsteen's official website also hints that the new deluxe reissue of Darkness on the Edge of Town (which we previously reported on) is on the way, and will include a copy of Zimny's film.
As E Street Band's Steve Van Zandt recently told Rolling Stone, "We're doing a little bit of fixes on some Darkness on the Edge of Town outtakes, which is going to be a really fun reissue coming for Christmas."
Of course, info about the reissue has been bandied about for two years now, so we're not holding our breath. Best to just count on the documentary, for now.