‘[It’s] always scary when you try to show someone the story of their life,’ Jon Chu tells MTV News of screening for teen star.
In February fans will finally get the chance to see Justin Bieber’s long-awaited “Never Say Never.” And the flick’s director, Jon Chu, recently dished to MTV News that things are coming along fine as he puts the finishing touches on the February 11 release.
“Oh, we stand pretty tall. It’s nuts! This is a world that I have never experienced before,” he laughed to MTV News about the 3-D film. Chu, who was promoting the DVD release of “Step Up 3D,” said getting the fans’ support has been invaluable.
“Again it’s like dance, where music tells the story. It’s really interesting and his fans have been amazing, shooting him in 3-D in Madison Square Garden, exploring his life, going to his hometown. We’re almost done with our cut right now and I’m really proud of it. I think people are going to be surprised about the story that they’re going to get. Something is really special.”
Bieber tweeted about seeing the film recently and gave it his seal of approval. And Chu admitted to us that he’s feeling the pressure now to make the best possible film.
“I mean, I’m always nervous. We’re always trying to make our movies better,” he explained. “We’re never done with it though. I just keep going until they tell me I’ve run out of time. So [Justin] got to see it this week, which was really exciting and he loved it, which is always scary when you try to show someone the story of their life, but he’s been very supportive, he and his family and his team. I’m excited to share it with the world and show another side of 3-D. With ‘Step Up 3D,’ we learned a lot of lessons and we discovered a lot of things, and it’s just the beginning.”