The first photographic look at METALLICA's upcoming 3D feature film, "Metallica Through The Never", can be found at the Entertainment Weekly web site.
"Metallica Through The Never" will now come out on September 27 and not August 9 as originally announced. The film will be digitally remastered into IMAX 3D and play for one week exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America before expanding into additional theaters on October 4. The film stars the band, thousands of its fans and acclaimed young actor Dane DeHaan in a story that follows a member of METALLICA's road crew — played by DeHaan — who is sent on a mission during the band's concert that turns his life upside down.
Drummer Lars Ulrich said in a statement, "IMAX! It doesn't get bigger or cooler than that! For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought . . . this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience."
Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio that making a feature film was possibly the most challenging project METALLICA had ever undertaken. "There are just so many people involved, and it's just a little unusual for us to have this many people involved, and everybody's got an opinion, and there's just a lot of pieces to this kind of puzzle, and it can sometimes get a little overwhelming or bewildering," he said. "But I think we have a movie on our hands that's gonna be really cool, and it's gonna blow people away, and it certainly is unique, that I can tell you."
Dane DeHaan's acting credits include "Chronicle", "The Place Beyond The Pines" and 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".
Speaking to Collider.com, DeHaan stated about "Metallica Through The Never": "It's, in a way, like a 3D concert movie but there's also this narrative that ties together all the footage. It's gonna be, first of all, really rock and roll and really 'METALLICA,' for lack of a better word; they don't hold back at all. But during the concert, I basically go on this trip as a roadie for the band and I pretty much literally have to go through hell and back to take it back to them, and all of this is going on during the concert, so it all ties together really kind of beautifully and uniquely. It's unlike anything that I've ever seen before; it's almost like a concert movie meets 'The Wall' meets METALLICA."
"Metallica Through The Never" is directed by Nimród Antal, who also directed "Vacancy" and "Predators".
Next up for METALLICA is the second edition of its annual Orion Music + More festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 8-9 in Detroit.
The concert sequences for METALLICA's movie were shot last August at two shows in Vancouver, Canada.