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Nimrod Antal Doing 3D Thrashing for Metallica; Katy Perry’s 3D Music Documentary Gets Magical Directors

Posted by , on March 8, 2012 at 9:30 am 

I can’t say that a 3D movie created by Metallica is something I expect to be “good,” but I won’t let that discount some legitimate curiosity on my own part. First announced in October, the only solid news has been the band’s desire to create a “Metallica-style feature,” one which could only be made by a filmmaker “with the stones” for such a project.

Nimród Antal is the man with those stones. Collider has provided the big update on this film, which, according to Antal, will “harness the powerful and almighty energy of Metallica’s live shows, [and] inject a narrative into it.”

Here’s what the band’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, had to say:

“I’ve been a fan of Nimród‘s since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away. I’ve watched with excitement his career in Hollywood blossom over the last few years.  Within five minutes of meeting him I was addicted to his enthusiasm, his take on the creative process and his “thinking outside of the box” personality.  Let’s get on with it!!!”

And here are Antal‘s comments:

Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it’s an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes. We are going to harness the powerful and almighty energy of Metallica’s live shows, inject a narrative into it, and shoot it in 3D to elevate the entire experience.”

If you’re a Metallica fan, start tracking every pre-production detail right now. If you’re not, avoid this like it will physically hurt you.

But, be you a Master of Puppets enthusiast or condemner of their entire discography, we can all agree that this other 3D music project sounds rather unpleasant. According to THR, the producing duo known as “Magical Elves,” Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never), are negotiating to direct a 3D movie revolving around Katy Perry; Craig Brewer (Footloose) will executive produce.

It’s described as “a 3D concert-documentary movie hybrid that will aim to show Perry’s life on-stage and off-stage and give a fan’s perspective on the pop singer.” Oy.

Metallica 3D or Katy Perry 3D? Do you even have to choose?


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