In Days Of Old When Magic Filled The Air
In celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary, a new documentary film about seminal rock band Led Zeppelin is in the works.
Directed by Bernard MacMahon (American Epic), the film is the first-ever official documentary about the band. The documentary will focus on the band’s evolution and rise to stardom from their inception in 1968; through to their chart domination in 1970 when they knocked The Beatles’ Abbey Road off the No.1 spot on the Billboard charts with Led Zeppelin II.
Told directly from the band’s perspective, the film will feature never-before-scene footage of the band. It will also feature interviews with the three surviving members, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones.
It has been billed as the –
“the definitive telling of the birth of the world’s biggest selling rock band.”
Guitarist Jimmy Page said –
“When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story,”
Frontman Robert Plant echoed this sentiment –
“Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”
The film is currently in post-production and is yet to receive a release date.
Last year, to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Led Zeppelin released an interview album comprised of 34 interview clips with Page, Plant, and Jones. The record saw the members reflect on their legacy as well as select tracks from their extensive back catalogue.