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Jon Chu Interview

“There’s always people [giving me flak], whether it’s the ‘Step Up’ movies, dance movies or the Justin Bieber movie. People will make fun of you, but now they truly have the fever, for sure.”

-Film director Jon Chu, the man behind the camera on the soon-to-be-released movie “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.” In a conversation with MTV News’ Kara Warner, Chu talked about the structure and the messages of the film. “Especially for this generation of kids, [it’s important to show] that they could make it on their own without a big corporation,” Chu explained of the underlying inspirational idea that runs throughout the movie. “I thought it was an exciting way to tell it: through his music.”

Chu, who also directed the hit dance flick “Step Up: 3D,” talked about how long it took his peers to come around to the idea that working on a movie about Justin Bieber was a good idea. Though he caught a lot of flak in the beginning, he says it’s impossible to deny the numbers and the success. “Since [I signed on], he’s won four American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, he’s nominated for two Grammys he’s on the cover of Vanity Fair, and I think they’ve fallen for him as well,” Chu explained.

Source: MTV News