Anton Corbijn, the Dutch filmmaker whose credits include The American and Control, will return to his music video roots to direct the broadcast of Coldplay’s 10/26 Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas show in Madrid (yes, that venue is indeed a bullfighting ring) for American Express Unstaged. Hardly the first to dabble in the webcast game, Corbijn will direct 12 cameras during the concert, which will be broadcast on VEVO a couple of days after Mylo Xyloto comes out. Some context:
In a telephone interview, Mr. Corbijn described a recent visit to the bullring (“My star sign is Taurus, so I was a little hesitant going in there”) and said it was a “fantastic place” for a rock concert.
“Usually when you play to 15 or 20,000 people, the arenas tend to be elongated, and this is round and it’s very high up, so there’s a wall of people around you.” Mr. Corbijn said, adding: “Spanish people tend to be very enthusiastic at concerts, and you get incredible energy from them. I would prefer it to Amsterdam.”
Werner Herzog, your move.