As previously reported, Metallica plans to release their very own 3D feature film. With Journey to the Center of the Earth mastermind Charlotte Huggins already serving as producer, the band has now tagged award-winning director Nimród Antal to helm the picture, according to an issued press release. The end result will be “a marriage of narrative and concert.”
“I’ve been a fan of Nimróds since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away,” drummer Lars Ulrich said in the press release. “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!”
The director also released a statement on the news, adding, “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.”
The band plans to shoot the film this August with an estimated release for summer 2013.
In the meantime, the band will curate and headline their own Orion Music + more festival, set to touch down in Atlantic City from June 23-24th.