Green Day Prepping Two Documentaries
Published Jul 10, 2012Veteran pop punks Green Day are currently putting the finishing touches on their album trilogy, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, which drop between September 2012 and January 2013. We've now learned that they have a pair of documentaries on the way as well.
First up is making-of feature about the new album trilogy. It is being helmed by Tim Lynch (who produced the 2005 concert film Green Day: Bullet in a Bible) and Tim Wheeler (who edited and co-produced the White Stripes' 2010 tour doc Under Great White Northern Lights).
The filmmakers have been filming the band for the past year and a half during shows, rehearsals and studio sessions. "It's not going to be the sitting down, head shot of me going 'we started out blah blah blah," Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told Billboard. "We wanted to get into lifestyles of rock'n'roll and playing rock'n'roll and letting the story kind of tell itself rather than create revisionist [history]."
Warner Bros. is planning to release the as-yet-untitled film early next year, with a possible premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (which will run from January 17 to January 27, beginning just days after ¡Tré! is scheduled to drop).
This documentary will be followed by another film, this one created using archival footage from before 1994's breakthrough smash Dookie.
What's more, Billboard reports that Green Day are reconnecting with music video director Samuel Bayer, presumably for some clips to support ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!.
¡Uno! arrives September 25 via Reprise, while ¡Dos! will be issued on November 13 and ¡Tré! on January 15.