Before long, heavy metal band Metallica will be on the big screen, and they’re doing it in an interesting new way. First and foremost, their concert film, “Metallica Through the Never,” will be released in IMAX 3D. They aren’t the first to do so, with U2 releasing “U2 3D” in 2007.
However, the difference in Metallica’s movie is the introduction of a narrative. “Through the Never” is made up of live concert footage, however it also includes a scripted story mixed in. The scripted portion of the film stars Dane DeHaan, who will also be seen in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” DeHaan plays a member of Metallica’s touring crew who is sent on a mission by the band.
In the trailer, DeHaan is involved in an auto accident, which leads him face-to-face with an angry mob. The trailer is largely set to a live performance of “Master of Puppets,” while the movie itself is named after a song from the band’s 1991 self-titled album (Also commonly referred to as “The Black Album”).
“Metallica Through the Never” opens exclusively in IMAX 3D on September 27, before debuting in theaters everywhere October 4.