Official BLACK SABBATH Documentary in the Works

Black Sabbath

Scot McFadyen, the Canadian co-founder of Banger Films, has confirmed to Times Colonist that his company has inked a contract to make a full-length documentary on the legendary heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH.

Since 2005, McFadyen and co-director Sam Dunn have worked on the essential heavy metal documentary “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” (2006) and its follow-up “Global Metal” (2008) as well as films about RUSH (2010′s “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage”) and IRON MAIDEN (2009′s “Iron Maiden: Flight 666″); they’ve also collaborated on a doc about Satan and will soon take on a project about reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN. As was the case with the TV doc series “Metal Evolution”, their current feature, “Super Duper Alice Cooper”, adds a third co-director, Reginald Harkema, for the colorful story of shock rocker Alice Cooper, née Vincent Furnier.

Asked if he can foresee Banger Films in the future moving away from documenting heavy metal, Dunn told Metal Insider in a recent interview: “Well, music documentaries and doing films about rock and metal bands is, and will always be, our bread and butter, but we are expanding. We’re even doing some kids programming, a lot of live concert filming, and in the future we may get into creating dramatic feature films. But we’re big music fans and we feel there are still a lot of stories out there that need to be told on some of the greatest rock bands. Think AC/DC, AEROSMITH, GUNS N’ ROSES — there’s loads of bands out there that are still pulling in big audiences and have had a big impact on the history of music but who many don’t really know much about beyond the great songs and great show. So we still see a lot of golden hills. I wish it was gold, but in fact it’s probably more silver. [Laughs]“

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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