Some details have leaked out about the upcoming Becoming Led Zeppelin documentary, thanks to an online listing for an industry screening. LedZepNews.com reported the Venice Film Festival posted the film will run 137 minutes. No official release date has been announced, yet.
The site quoted a statement from director Bernard MacMahon as saying, “With Becoming Led Zeppelin my goal was to make a documentary that looks and feels like a musical. I wanted to weave together the four diverse stories of the band members before and after they formed their group with large sections of their story advanced using only music and imagery and to contextualize the music with the locations where it was created and the world events that inspired it.”
MacMahon went on to say, “I used only original prints and negatives, with over 70,000 frames of footage manually restored, and devised fantasia sequences, inspired by Singin' In The Rain, layering unseen performance footage with montages of posters, tickets and travel to create a visual sense of the freneticism of their early career.”