Film-maker Albert Maysles is filming with the band
Albert Maysles, along with his brother David, made seminal 1970 Stones movie ‘Gimme Shelter’, which documented their US tour the previous year and the disastrous Altamont Free Concert.
He also shot the footage that would form The Beatles‘ ‘The First US Visit’ DVD.
And now he has picked the emo supestars as his next subjects, Pete Wentz has revealed.
Wentz told MTV: “Albert came along and was like, ‘I’m really interested in doing something with your band’, and we did the thing like when you’re in high school and the hot girl talks to you, and you sort of look behind you and go, ‘who, us?’. I mean, he did ‘Gimme Shelter’ and it’s amazing, and seriously, this guy could document pretty much anything, and he wanted to do something with us. That’s what blew our minds more than anything.”
Maysles has already begun filming for the project, following Fall Out Boy for five shows this autumn on their Young Wild Things US tour, as well as their November secret show New York, where they played under the alias Schrute Farms, and the plan is that he will follow the band throughout next year as they write and record a new album.
Wentz continued: “He came across us and Panic and this family of bands, and he seemed to see something he’d be interested in filming. I think he liked the way we did things. I don’t know how it’s going to end up. Albert doesn’t come in being like, ‘I want to do this as a narrative’. He films everything and captures these moments. So who knows? It could be like (Metallica documentary) ‘Some Kind Of Monster’.”