Metal legends Metallica have announced that their upcoming 3D film will be titled Metallica Through The Never and will be released theatrically on Aug. 9th. The film was written and directed by Nimród Antal (Kontroll, Predators) and stars Dane DeHaan (Chronicle).
The story follows DeHaan as he “…plays a young band crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down.”
The film will be the first new release from Picturehouse after their reopening with founder Bob Berney at the helm.
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Metallica states, “Like your friends in ‘Tallica, Picturehouse is truly independent, take big chances and often think outside of the box. Founder Bob Berney has overseen the releases of two of the most successful independent films ever, ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and ‘The Passion of the Christ’, as well as many other cutting-edge, critically acclaimed and award-winning films.
“It goes without saying that we are really just getting rolling here and will have many more updates for you. And of course, we can’t wait for you to see the film!”
Berney adds, “Nim and the band have made a film that really captures the spirit of Metallica and their millions of loyal fans. It’s an entertaining genre film with a concert inside it, a fun ride featuring an exciting young actor, Dane DeHaan. It’s a very cool project to reboot Picturehouse with.”
Drummer Lars Ulrichs comments, “Metallica’s way of doing things is to jump into unexplored creative endeavors with no safety net whatsoever. Putting this movie together for the last couple of years has been a pretty wild ride, and we’ve definitely done our share of flying without a net! Bringing Bob and Jeanne and the new Picturehouse team in at this point provides us with a much needed level of security for the distribution of the film. Their spirit of independence and desire to work outside the box is something we can relate to in every way, and this makes them both a welcome addition and a natural fit in the Metallica family.”