Diplo’s EDM, ‘8 Mile meets Project X’ movie to be directed by David Katzenberg
It’s no surprise that Hollywood is looking to exploit the exponential growth of dance music, with a feature film now spawning from the genre. We’ve seen documentaries released in the past, such as Ultra Music Festival‘s Can U Feel It and Insomniac‘s Electric Daisy Carnival Experience, which was shown in theaters on one August night in 2011. However, what director David Katzenberg has in store for us is slightly different.
David, son of DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg, is best known for his work in MTV’s “Awkward,” Fox’s “Ben and Kate,” and MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” which he co-created with Seth Grahame-Smith. We’ve recently learned that Katzenberg has jumped on Diplo‘s ship to direct his previously-speculated 20th Century Fox’s movie.
Adam Weinstock and Andy Jones co-wrote the movie, which will be produced under the guidance of Trevor Engelson of Underground. Noah Rothman, also of Underground, will act as executive producer with Diplo and his business partner, Kevin Kusatsu.
While it still has yet to be titled, Katzenberg will supervise the next draft of the script. Not too much information has been released concerning the movie yet, but it has been portrayed as a crossover of 8 Mile and Project X. The film will supposedly revolve around three teens as they attempt to “get into Diplo’s Electronic Music Festival,” which sounds much like an EDM-based version of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. At the moment, the film’s plot may seem a bit contrived; however, Diplo’s rash humor and over-the-top antics will definitely work well on the big screen.