Metallica Name Director for 3D Film

Some kinda movie monster….

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Metallica announced today
they have tapped award-winning director Nimród Antal to direct the upcoming
Metallica 3D feature film project.  Charlotte Huggins (JOURNEY TO THE
CENTER OF THE EARTH, JOURNEY 2:  THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND) will
produce. 

 

The film will be a marriage of narrative and
concert and will star the five members of Metallica:  James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk
Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and the fans.   It will begin shooting this
August and will be released in the summer of 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
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.  “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!!!”

 

 

“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 Antal.  “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.”

 

 

Antal is best known for writing and
directing the Hungarian-language film KONTROLL (2003) that won several awards,
including the Award of Youth at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and the Gold Hugo
prize at the Chicago International Film Festival.  He also received a
European Film Award Nomination for Best Director.  His credits include
VACANCY starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson, and ARMORED starring Matt
Dillon and Laurence Fishburne.  In 2010 he was hired by Robert Rodriguez
to direct PREDATORS featuring Adrien Brody.

 

 

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