When director Bruce Hendricks told MTV that he’d like to follow up his 3-D Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers concert films with a similar Bruce Springsteen flick, he was just thinking out loud — working on a dream, if you will. For the record, Springsteen’s camp declined to comment when I asked if he would ever be interested in such a project. But hey, that’s no reason not to think about how cool this hypothetical movie would be!
If the Boss ever did decide to make a 3-D concert film, I would be buying my tickets faster than you can say Nebraska. As most anyone who’s seen the E Street Band in person, or even on TV at the Super Bowl, can attest, they put on a show like no other. It’s practically a religious experience. I don’t think there’s any way a strip of projected celluloid could do justice to the experience of witnessing Bruce play without using all three dimensions — hell, they might have to look into manufacturing some 4-D or 5-D glasses to truly capture the magic.
In all seriousness, Bruce has enough dedicated fans out there that I bet this theoretical movie could bring in some serious box office coin. Maybe it would even be enough to single-handedly revive the concert-film genre…or not, considering how that JoBros movie did. You tell me: If the Boss showed up on a 3-D screen near you, would you not be tempted to put those special specs back on? How about if the movie was guaranteed to re-create his infamous crotch-into-camera slam from the Super Bowl (embedded below to refresh your memory) in lifelike 3-D?
More on Bruce Springsteen and 3-D movies:
EW Gallery: Rare Springsteen Photos Unveiled
Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl crotch slam (and much more), explained at last
The Jonas Brothers’ 3-D movie got a B– review
Springsteen’s Working on a Dream got an A review