Metallica’s Lars Ulrich wants to follow in the footsteps of Rob Zombie and direct a movie, Getty Images Entertainment exclusively tips off Bloody Disgusting.
Ulrich revealed the ambition during an interview with Getty Images Entertainment in Cannes where he is promoting his new movie, the band’s upcoming 3D film, Through the Never.
“The biggest enemy I have is time,” Ulrich explains. “Metallica in its 32nd year is busier and has more projects on the table and takes up more of my time than it ever has.
“I may do it,” he continues. “I would love to do something. I have actually been offered the chance to both direct and produce as well as write and I’ve acted in a couple of films so I do what I can.
“Metallica is the main thing in my life and I’m not doing to turn my back on that.”
Lars added that with Metallica, you never know what they are going to do next and they never rule anything out.
“As a band we have an inbuilt fear of repetition or stagnation or irrelevance and we just like to throw ourselves into all this crazy s*** all the time. Most of the time we never think about it until we’re half way through,” he added.
“Making a movie at this level has been a little overwhelming. In the music world you get very used to controlling your environment and in the film world there is nothing to control… it’s just like a complete clusterf***… and there’s a bizarre beauty in that.”
Metallica has expressed that they expect a new album in 2015, which leaves Ulrich quite a bit of time to make a movie if he so desires. Would you guys like to see a movie directed by Lars?