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Posted on Sep 30, 2013 03:16 pm
Metallica's brand new movie "Through the Never" will be presented in two versions, while its DVD/Blu-Ray will feature new music, Consequence of Sound reports.
Band memebers Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett were on hand at Austin, TX's Fantastic Fest alongside the film's director Nimrod Antal for a Q&A after a screening of the 3D movie, during which they discussed future plans for the flick.
Antal mentioned that two re-cut versions of the film will be available on the home release. One version will be just the Dane DeHaan-starring narrative portion, which will feature a brand new, "Goblin-esque" soundtrack created by Metallica and producer Greg Fidelman. Meanwhile, the concert portion will also get a fresh cut, including "three to four" extra songs recorded during the live gigs in Vancouver and Edmonton that make up "Through the Never."
Trujillo also screened his animated short film, "'Tallica Parking Lot," at the festival. Featuring more new music by Metallica, HitFix describes the short as having "big, energetic beats as the animations panned through 2D and 3D views of the fans that pre-game at Metallica show." Trujillo worked on the film with Titmouse Animation Studio and animators like Mike Judge. Characters from South Park, Beavis & Butthead, Metalocaypse, and a cartoon version of Lemmy reportedly make cameos. The short will also be bundled in the "Through the Never" DVD/Blu-ray release.
Finally, commenting on a stage setup Antal called "a f--king nightmare" of 30 simultaneously running cameras capturing Tesla coils, coffin-shaped screens, pyrotechnics, and other hazards, Hammond said, "It’s amazing we survived it." Still, Metallica may be risking their lives for their art once more, as plans to take the elaborate stage layout on the road are apparently in the works.