Morgan Spurlock to direct second One Direction concert movie after This Is Us

Morgan Spurlock has confirmed he is on board to direct a follow-up One Direction tour movie after helming last year's This Is Us.

The Oscar-nominated Super Size Me director raised eyebrows when he agreed to work on the film, which received mixed reviews from the critics.

Spurlock has confirmed filming is underway, and revealed Simon Cowell hopes to win an Oscar nomination for the movie this time.

“Yes, there will be a follow-up to This Is Us,” he told The Mirror.

“At this moment Ben Winston is with the band on their world tour filming what happens. He worked with me and is a great producer.”

He added that Cowell was disappointed after This Is Us missed out on an Oscar nomination in the Best Original Song category for “Best Song Ever”, which One Direction perform in the film.

“I know Simon Cowell wants the band to get awards for this and was upset when they missed out on being nominated in the music category for an Oscar on our film," Spurlock said.

“It was a good song and I was surprised that they weren’t even considered. This time he will want them to try again."

One Direction achieved phenomenal overnight success after coming third on The X Factor 2010 after being hand-picked by Simon Cowell during the audition process.

This Is Us, which follows the boy band on their 2013 worldwide tour, is the fourth highest-grossing concert movie ever, making $28.9m (£48.6m) at the global box office.

The film became the fastest-selling music DVD in UK history, shifting 270,000 copies in its first three days of release.

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