Metallica Through the Never, the film featuring the legendary hard rock band, is set for release starting September 27, 2013. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal, the 3D movie will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX® 3D format and released wide in North America exclusively into IMAX® theatres for a one-week engagement starting Friday, September 27 and expand into additional theaters on Oct. 4.
The movie features Metallica along with thousands of fans and breakout star Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Metallica Through the Never marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
“IMAX! It doesn’t get bigger or cooler than that!” said Lars Ulrich who formed Metallica in 1981 together with James Hetfield. “For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought. ‘Hey look, Mom, I’m 50 feet tall (finally!)’ There is no better way to experience film and when you throw in the spectacle of music and sound this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience.”