Metallica fans, you can reinvest yourself. Close to a year after Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) was contracted to direct a 3D narrative centered on the band, big deals have finally been made and people are getting themselves into gear. In a press release, production company Picturehouse have announced Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Harry Osborne) as the lead of an already-shot film, Metallica Through the Never, which the company are releasing into theaters on August 9th.
Plot-wise, it’s only reported that it, scripted by Antal, revolves around crew member (DeHaan) “who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down.” It also sounds as if Through the Never has some more documentary-like elements in its DNA; producer Bob Berney calls the project “an entertaining genre film with a concert inside it,” as well as one that “captures the spirit of Metallica and their millions of loyal fans.” This is not a big surprise since, back in March, Antal had stated his intention to “harness the powerful and almighty energy of Metallica’s live shows.”
Given that man’s wild camera stylings and Metallica‘s loud, aggressive nature, we can only wish this young background guy the best of luck. How audiences fare is an even weightier question.
What are your first impressions of this project? Is this close to what you, a Metallica fan, had hoped to hear?
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