'Predators' Director to Helm 3D Concert Narrative Film for Metallica
Since the Justin Beiber: Never Say Never 3D concert film was such a smash hit, Paramount is following up with yet another concert documentary in the third dimension with Katy Perry leading the way. But both those acts are the pop sensations of today for young kids. What about the hardcore old guys looking to rock out in 3D? No need to worry about them as Variety reports Predators and Vacancy director Nimrod Antal will be at the helm of a currently untitled 3D film featuring the metal band Metallica in a combination of concert footage and unspecified narrative elements starring all four members of the band. More below!
Band members, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo are looking to rock out in front of the camera this August with an eye for releasing the film in the summer of 2013. As of now there's no details on what the non-concert aspect of the film will entail, but drummer Lars Ulrich says:
“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!”
Meanwhile, Antal is equally as excited having been a fan of Metallica for quite some time now. The director says, "Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it’s an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes. 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.” Could we be looking at some sort of Heavy Metal type film with the music of Metallica driving some crazy, epic imagery? Only time will tell. But I'm not sure Metallica is a strong enough band to bring in the audiences to a movie theater as opposed to gathering them up for a concert. I guess we'll find out next summer.