Metallica has announced that Kontroll and Predators director Nimród Antal has signed on to direct the upcoming 3D Metallica movie. The film will be shot beginning this August and has a tentative release date for summer 2013.
Lars Ulrich: “I’ve been a fan of Nimróds 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!!!”
“Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it’s an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes,” said Antal. “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.”
Alright readers, what do you think of this? The band hired Darren Aronofsky to direct the Lou Reed/Metallica (review) video for The View and that was pretty much a waste of talent. Think Antal will be able to deliver something a tad more watchable?
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