have released a gripping new trailer for their forthcoming 3D movie "Through the Never,"
which you can see in the clip below.
This is no straightforward concert movie; it's a proper movie with a storyline that follows actor Dane DeHaan
as a crew member who is sent on an urgent mission during a Metallica show, with life-changing results.
The movie is almost finished, but James Hetfield
says he's getting impatient with how this and their Orion Music Festival
is holding up production of the next Metallica album.
"I want it done yesterday," he told Billboard
. "(Orion) and this movie is keeping us pretty busy at this point and it's taking a lot of our time and effort. We've been touring some obscure places; I guess basically what we're trying to do is pay for this movie, so the touring is keeping us from getting in there and finishing the record. Right now the focus is on the movie."
The good news: they've officially got enough new material for an album. "We've gone through maybe one-tenth of the material that's on our riffs CDs. We've got enough for an album, we just haven't had enough time to really focus on it and dial in and start whittling it into these masterpieces, hopefully,"
Bassist Rob Trujillo
adds that progress is going well, but the album is going to take some time to complete. "The work ethic is super, super strong, and that's what takes us longer than other bands, because we're sitting there and sometimes we're really analyzing things ... But I can tell you this; the grooves and the riffs that are already on the radar are really, really awesome."
Watch the official trailer for Metallica's "Through the Never" movie here: