That is right folks – Sabaton have a musical coming out! Via a press release associated with this news, The War To End All Wars movie will be coming out in 2023; the film is named after the band’s latest studio album.
Per the press release: “This movie vividly tells the stories of World War I by way of animation and live action. It will give the viewer a better understanding of what the band’s songs on the album are about — it is a musical and historical adventure.”
Speaking to this upcoming film, band member Pär Sundström shares the following: “We premiered an early version of this movie to journalists during a preview session for our latest album, ‘The War To End All Wars,’ at the Royal Military Museum in Brussels. Witnessing their reaction to it was priceless – they were speechless – so we decided to take it to the next level and push the boundaries even further for a global audience.”
The animated portions of the movie are being handled by Yarnhub Animation Studio. David Webb of Yarnhub shares the following regarding The War To End All Wars movie:
“When Sabaton asked us to go beyond anything we had produced before and jointly create a film for their new album, we were filled with excitement and trepidation. It was a massive undertaking that required new people, technology, and skills. But we couldn’t miss the opportunity. We often say our mission is to harvest goosebumps, and our work with Sabaton has always been the most successful in that regard. It’s been two years in the making, but after spending many late nights and weekends in meetings with the band, the end result is something unique. A new way to listen to the album; a deeper understanding that helps the viewer experience the bravery and tragedy that was the inspiration for Sabaton’s latest masterwork.”
How excited are you for an animated musical Sabaton movie?! You can check out a teaser of the movie below. The film is currently in post-production. In other band related news, earlier today, we shared a story that asks the question: Could Sabaton be the next Iron Maiden or Judas Priest?