Metallica: 3D Movie In The Works

Various news outlets have been today reporting that thrash metal juggernauts Metallica are set to star in their own 3D movie.

Metallica: 3D Movie In The Works
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Various news outlets have been today reporting that thrash metal juggernauts Metallica are set to star in their own 3D movie. According to Blabbermouth.net, the band has hired Charlotte Huggins, producer of the Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D movie franchise to spearhead the project. Details on the project are at present, scant, and commentators are currently speculating as to whether the film will resemble a concert movie similar to U2's recent 3D offering, or whether the band is planning to incorporate themselves or their music into some kind of feature film project. This comes after Metallica's collaborative project with Lou Reed, Lulu was streamed online last week. The album, based on a series of plays written by German play right Frank Wedekind in the early 1900s, has received a shaky reception from many sections of the Metallica fan base. Some have compared the record to the bay area thrashers' 2003 therapy session meets "comeback" album St. Anger. The turbulent making of that disc was documented in Metallica's first foray onto the big screen, the 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster. Fans will no doubt be hoping for something less like Lulu from the latest Metallica movie, and something more like the Big 4 concert that was streamed into cinemas worldwide two years ago. That film, which documented the performances of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, was subsequently certified double platinum in the United States when released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Whether you're psyched at the prospect of seeing Hetfield, Ulrich et al. in 3D or approaching the announcing of this new Metallica project with trepidation, let us know in the comments section below.

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    Sladey
    Why does everything have to be in 3D. It costs twice as much, and you have to wear stupid glasses for the duration of whatever you're watching. I want holographic, not 3D.
    Pagan_Poetry
    Metallica finally read UG? "Oh shit guys, quick, divert their attentions away from lulu!"
    Minicaxotinho
    It would be nice to see an original film, not just the same "band on the road" kind of stuff. Let's see what happens.
    shikkaka
    TextOnTheScreen wrote: Sladey wrote: Why does everything have to be in 3D. It costs twice as much, and you have to wear stupid glasses for the duration of whatever you're watching. I want holographic, not 3D. With three dimensions being seen at once, your mind processes what's happening faster, and the images are clearer. But yeah, there's no point in 3D for a Metallica movie. Action movies, sure. Movies about bands struggling not to bore everyone to death? No. Just no.
    Pretty sure thats not true. In fact, there is something like a 30% color loss in 3D films. In addition, I am pretty sure most of our depth perception comes from occlusion, resolution, and color.
    whywefight
    i absolutely love their old albums, but I like metallica less with every article i see of them.
    Lulzcifer
    you know what's funny?there was a time when metallica refused to even do film clips.
    captainperoxide
    mschup27 wrote: I'm sorry, but most of Death Magnetic begs to differ. It may not be Kill em All, or even Justice, but you can't listen to the majority of that record and not call it thrash. I swear I think half the people here haven't even listened to DM. Put it this way, if you think the Black Album is thrash, then Death Magnetic is definitely thrash.
    +1. DM was definitely thrash. Whether it was good or not is up for interpretation, but anyone calling the genre into question probably doesn't know what they're talking about, and just want to jump on the "Metallica hasn't been thrash since '88" bandwagon.
    hooligan354
    Wow. Some people carry a lot of sh!t for nothing. Don't like lulu, don't listen. Don't like the 'kats anymore, don't listen. Simple as that.
    Dimefan1993
    RELEASE A NEW FUCKING ALBUM ALREADY! WE WANT THRASH. NO FUCKING 3D BULLSHIT MOVIE!
    Superperfex
    I'm not a fan of Metallica, I admit that. I prefer the old stuff, but I think the whole 3-d thing is gimmicky. I mean, I would much prefer a documentary about all the bands in the big 4 talking about making it big, the struggles, how they came to be the big 4, etc. That is something I'd like to see.
    DJ_Effrey
    jordo246 wrote: mschup27 wrote: zomgguitarz1234 wrote: thrash metal juggernauts Metallica Right..... Metallica stopped being metal, and picked up rock and whatever the **** lulu is. At least thats the main defense for everything after the black album. jordo246 wrote: thrash metal juggernauts Metallica hasn't been thrash for a good 22 yearsCharvel1030 wrote: Metallica should not be referred to as thrash metal...they were at one time but now they are just a rock band. I'm sorry, but most of Death Magnetic begs to differ. It may not be Kill em All, or even Justice, but you can't listen to the majority of that record and not call it thrash. I swear I think half the people here haven't even listened to DM. Put it this way, if you think the Black Album is thrash, then Death Magnetic is definitely thrash. Death magnetic was nothing but a hollow attempt at their past glories, yes there is SOME thrash on there with tracks like TWJYL and MA but the only song i can honestly say I can listen to is SAR, sorry but it was just average IMO.
    I don't think you included enough abbreviations of the Death Magnetic songs :\
    iup788
    NO! Guys! Please, Metallica, you're making it so hard to be a fan. Why do you do things the Jonas Brothers have done?!
    Raven_Flight
    "thrash metal juggernauts (...) are set to star in their own 3D movie." Lol, something of this sentence just seems off... Hope they make a movie for Lulu, that would be great. Otherwise, hope this means next Metallica album is a conceptual album they can make a movie about
    lpwjbklyn
    OMG!! Can you imagine!? A 3-D Metallica movie!? Imagine they play music in the movie too!? That would totally be like going to a concert! But IN A MOVIE!!! We are clearly living in the future!
    gRiLeD cHiKen
    What's with all this publicity bullshit? Make music like you're supposed to, not stupid 3D movies that no one cares about
    explosionate
    I am so sick of Metallica. They have so much potential to write great music and yet they continue to waste time doing stupid shit. The brand has taken over the band.
    jordo246
    This comes after Metallicas collaborative project with Lou Reed, Lulu was streamed online last week. The album, based on a series of plays written by German play right Frank Wedekind in the early 1900s, has received a shaky reception from many sections of the Metallica fan base. WE FUCKING KNOW !!!!!
    sLiPtALLica
    It would be nice to see an original film, not just the same "band on the road" kind of stuff. Let's see what happens.
    NO. It has to be a live concert movie. A 3D movie starring Metallica would be unbelievably cheesy and awful. The music video for I Disappear keeps popping into my head.
    lVlaniac
    Knowing Metallica this movie is going to show more of St Anger just to piss more people off.
    Mustaine75
    Sounds like it'd be an awesome movie! Any type of Metallica news that is not of the LuLu sort sounds like a piece of heaven to me.
    LordNightsorrow
    Mustaine75 wrote: Sounds like it'd be an awesome movie! Any type of Metallica news that is not of the LuLu sort sounds like a piece of heaven to me.
    I agree. I am looking forward to Metallica being just Metallica again. Tired of this lou reed nonsense.
    ChloeRockChick
    I for one, am VERY excited to hear of a poseable 3D Metallica movie!! Yes I know there not the same as they were back in the 80s, but I still love them and all there music that has followed!! I seriously don't know if I would be here if it wasn't for Metallica.. I own them my life. And can we PLEASE stop with the negative comments guys!? I mean, why bother commenting if you don't like Metallica? Why waste your time on something you don't like when you could go and do something you DO like?
    rawen127
    stop saying shit like "if you don't like then don't listen to it" this is the most stupid thing one can say. metallica's fans have the right to say their opinions. and if something is shit "like lulu" then of course i will say it's shit and won't just sit in the corner and just admit that metallica are trying to find themselves or whatever. it's ok if a band tries sth. new but they've been trying shit since load. i actually like st. anger...but...F*****CK. WHAT IS WRONG with these guys?? i am a very open minded person but come on...you're metallica. have these guys ever watched their show from '89 again. the new stuff is just pathetic. i'm sorry.
    Slaytan666
    sneaky11 wrote: think about how epic this would be!!!!! the movie could be about anything, and metallica's muusic in the background would be so beautiful!! just go on youtube and look at the fade to black "music video" which shows clips of saving private ryan and youll believe me. METALLICA FOREVER! JAMES IS A LEGEND!!
    Perhaps 'One' would be a better choice..
    captainperoxide
    Lulzcifer wrote: you know what's funny?there was a time when metallica refused to even do film clips.
    Yeah, and there was a time when they were in diapers. Does that mean they're selling out by wearing pants? People grow up, and they change.
    mschup27
    zomgguitarz1234 wrote: thrash metal juggernauts Metallica Right..... Metallica stopped being metal, and picked up rock and whatever the **** lulu is. At least thats the main defense for everything after the black album.
    jordo246 wrote: thrash metal juggernauts Metallica hasn't been thrash for a good 22 years
    Charvel1030 wrote: Metallica should not be referred to as thrash metal...they were at one time but now they are just a rock band.
    I'm sorry, but most of Death Magnetic begs to differ. It may not be Kill em All, or even Justice, but you can't listen to the majority of that record and not call it thrash. I swear I think half the people here haven't even listened to DM. Put it this way, if you think the Black Album is thrash, then Death Magnetic is definitely thrash.
    thewalrus77
    metallica is getting just as obnoxious as u2 with their stupid publicity stunts. why can't these bands just die peacefully?
    Hamer14
    Its Metallica...They are the best band out there no doubt about it, i am intrigued to see what they will show on the big screen!
    sneaky11
    think about how epic this would be!!!!! the movie could be about anything, and metallica's muusic in the background would be so beautiful!! just go on youtube and look at the fade to black "music video" which shows clips of saving private ryan and youll believe me. METALLICA FOREVER! JAMES IS A LEGEND!!
    Shotgunmerc
    thrash juggernauts? was this article written in 1989? metallica hasn't been thrash since AJFA.