As I mentioned in a post a couple of days ago, there have been a ton of documentaries related to heavy metal lately, and one that sort of fits into that category as well is Alexandra Lipsitz’s Air Guitar Nation. Documenting the US and World Air Guitar Championships from a few years back, the movie is more about performance art than music specifically, but either way it’s a lot of fun. Now it looks like the documentary is about to be brought to a wider audience as part of a fictional comedy as well.
According to THR’s Risky Business Blog, Tropic Thunder writer Justin Theroux has signed on to produce a movie for Paramount called simply Air Guitar, set in the world of competitive air guitar. He will not actually be the one writing the script however; those duties will fall to Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger (Just Shoot Me!). As long as they don’t do it as a mockumentary I could see it being decent, although as the article points out, a lot of rock-themed comedies haven’t done so well at the box office lately (The Rocker, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny). Either way, I doubt it will surpass the doc… just go watch that instead!