The cult film par excellence,

The Blues Brothers

still arouses the admiration of fans, more than 40 years after the film's release.

So much so that Dan Aykroyd, the only survivor of the duo (John Belushi died in 1982), decided to return to the world of the two musician brothers Elwood and Jake.

According to

The Hollywood Reporter

, the actor is teaming up with Judith Belushi-Pisano, the widow of his colleague, for a docu-series devoted to the film, born from a sequence of 

Saturday Night Live


“Last year

The Blues Brothers

was selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry, and being part of this cultural preservation initiative made us realize that there is still a lot to say. on this story.

Judy and I are pleased to be working with Utopia Originals to produce the only authorized, optimized sociolegal review of the Blues Brothers and the world that created and adopted them, ”Dan Aykroyd told the publication.

All behind the scenes

This documentary is also expected to feature previously unseen footage of John Landis' masterpiece, although at this point it is not yet clear whether these will be rushes or behind-the-scenes footage. “A lot will be revealed that even I, one of the initiators, may not have known. At the end of the day, it's just about the artists and their music, ”added Dan Aykroyd. Some of the biggest stars of soul and R & B have participated in the film, such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan or John Lee Hooker.

“Opening this door is interesting and exciting, and will undoubtedly bring a lot of depth to the project.

With this collaboration, we continue the original mission of Dan and John, namely to share their passion for this music and, above all, to celebrate the artists who created it.

We believe this will be an important historical and cultural investigation, ”concluded Judith Belushi-Pisano.

No release date has yet been announced.


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