Lars Ulrich on Metallica 3D Film: 'People in Hollywood Had No Idea What I Was Talking About'
"It's unlike anything you've ever seen, and that we're very proud of," says the drummer.
Posted on Jul 23, 2013 03:00 pm
The latest Comic-Con special appearance saw metal legends Metallica focusing on their upcoming 3D movie "Through the Never," revealing a new set of details regarding the film.
Members of the iconic four-piece discussed their latest effort in several separate interviews, with each of the musicians clearly showing their excitement about the project.
"It's unlike anything you've ever seen, and that we're very proud of," drummer Lars Ulrich said, also admitting that not everyone in the film industry managed to get the grasp of the group's ideas.
"I spoke to a lot of people in Hollywood who had no idea what I was talking about when I tried to explain to them what this movie was gonna be and what kind of creative partner we needed," Ulrich told I Am Rogue. "Nimrod [Antal, the director] was the first one that bought into it so we jumped with him."
When it comes to the film's 13-song soundtrack soundtrack, or a setlist, the stickman stated that there will hardly be any surprises, as the band decided to stick to the classic tunes.
"There are no unheard songs," he said. "There aren't any great surprises, it's not some extended version of a deep track from 'Reload,' it's the songs that you may have heard on the radio. We obviously figured that the soundtrack for this type of escapade would be benefited by songs that may be a little bit more on the toe-tabbing department than some other crazier, nuttier stuff that's buried deep in our records. I hesitate to use the word 'hits,' but you [the interviewer] used the word 'classics,' so thank you for that."
While discussing the intensity of the main character's adventures, frontman James Hetfield described the film's concert scenes as "four guys up there bashing you with fire and loud music and all the props from the last 30 years on steroids put into one big stage."
"Through the Never" is set to hit the IMAX theaters on September 27 and then kick off the regular cinema screenings on October 4. As far as the new studio record is considered, latest reports indicate that it should drop sometime during 2015.