The Metallica 3D movie has officially been named "Metallica Through The Never" and will be released on August 9.
It won't just be a live performance on the big screen. The movie will be interspersed with a storyline featuring actor Dane DeHaan as a crew member who is sent on an urgent mission during the show. Little does he know, his world is about to be turned upside down.
"Putting this movie together for the last couple of years has been a pretty wild ride, and we've definitely done our share of flying without a net," Lars Ulrich said on their website. "Some of you were kind enough to be a huge part of our three nights of filming and may be wondering just what the heck has been happening since then. Throughout the Fall and first part of this year, we've been working with director Nimród Antal and a team of editors to pull all the pieces together and so we are beyond excited to now actually have a release date and a title."
While Metallica have independently funded the movie, they know it's beyond their experience to distribute it to theaters and make it a hit. That's why they've teamed up with the well-established Picturehouse to take it to cinemas and then streaming services.
"Like your friends in 'Tallica, Picturehouse is truly independent, take big chances and often think outside of the box. Founder Bob Berney has overseen the releases of two of the most successful independent films ever, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' and 'The Passion Of The Christ'," the band said.
Are you excited about seeing the band onscreen in 3D, or would you rather just see them on tour? Does the new movie concept sound good to you? Share your reaction in the comments.