While Metallica's short-term goals are focused on their upcoming Orion Music + More festival in June, the band has moved ahead on their upcoming 3D film and hired Predators director Nimród Antal to direct the documentary/concert hybrid. Shooting is set to begin this August, with a tentative release date set for summer 2013.
"I've been a fan of Nimróds since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away," said drummer Lars Ulrich in a statement. "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!!!"
Antal was equally giddy. "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 the director. "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."
Sounds like this one will be a bit different than the last time Metallica made a movie.