Published Mar 08, 2012We've known about Metallica's plans to enter the world of 3D filmmaking since last fall, but the band are about to get down to brass tacks now that they've announced Hungarian director Nimrod Antal (Predators, Vacancy) is attached to the project.
A statement on the band's website explains that they're still ironing out the details for the film, which is expected to be filmed this coming August and arrive in 2013, but drummer and film buff Lars Ulrich is plenty pumped about working with the award-winning Antal.
"I've been a fan of Nimrod's since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away," Ulrich explained. "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, the director is also excited to shoot the concert film, explaining that he's been into Metallica since his youth.
"Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it's an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes," Antal said. "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."
As previously reported, producer Charlotte Huggins, who spearheaded Journey to the Center of the Earth and its recent sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, will also be on board for the as-yet-untitled 3D film.