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Exclusive: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Wants To Follow Rob Zombie’s Footsteps, Make A Movie!

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?



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  • Guilli Munster

    can I get a “Hell no”?

  • KnightClaw

    I bet his movies will be scarier than Rob Zombies’ Cruddy films.
    Hopefully, Lars will go for suspense mixed with gore, & a bit of class, not gore & WHITE-TRASH WORSHIP, like Zombies’ crappy flicks.
    Still can’t get over how much Lords of Salem SUCKED.
    I want a fkin REFUND for that movie ticket, Rob.

  • Guilli Munster

    wait, I got it. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this when I posted the first time. picture this…

    Lars Ulrich Presents
    Napster: The Movie
    Written, directed, produced and starring Lars Ulrich.

    it’s perfect.

    • dr.lamb

      Gonna download this one. On piratebay.

  • Guilli Munster

    or a one man show on Broadway!

  • KnightClaw

    Haha! Good stuff

  • dirtyghettok

    Hopefully he’ll get Kleenex to help finance the film for all the whining and crying he’s gonna do.

  • Canucklehead

    Something pirate related perhaps?

  • Voorhees83

    For as much respect as I have for “classic” Metallica, I just don’t see anything exciting about the personality of Lars. I could see him making a crappy Western or something.

    For as many haters as there are for Rob Zombie’s movies, they are all destined to become cult classics if they’re not already. He also has the personality for directing movies.

  • Dr_Loomis

    Kirk Hammett seems like he would be better suited to direct a film (especially horror).

  • joeymonstrosity

    Make sure you don’t watch a bootleg version of this movie. He will come after you

  • Lord-Battle

    I’m sorry but I feel compelled to say, NO.

  • Lou

    Judging from his past, Lars would be better off making a chick flick than a horror film.He has the requisite estrogen content.

  • dr.lamb

    Listen, I have the details: The movie will be called “Some Kind of Monster II” and will revolve around a fictional famous Heavy Metal band called “Steelica”. The band reached its commercial peak but all creativity and passion is gone. Suddenly strange inexplicable things happen. An expert for the supernatural is called in and he soon finds the culprit for those events: The ghost of David Mustard, a former band member who was fired and killed himself in the aftermath. He is less of a badass Poltergeist ghost though, but more of a Twilight-like whiny entity. They have to exorcise him in a prolonged and dangerous kind of seance, also called “group therapy”.

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