METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER
Written and Directed by NimródAntal
Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a
groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The
music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular
live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock
bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic
experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond thePines,
Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a youngroadie
sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of
a sold-out arena.
As the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in
a never-before-seen performance created exclusively for the film, Trip is
dispatched outside the arena to meet a disabled delivery truck and recover
a mysterious item beingtransported to the show. But the seemingly simple
assignment turns into a surreal adventure when his car is hit by an
out-of-control driver. Trip, dazed and bruised, climbs out of his van only
to find himself pitched in the middle of a tense standoff between angry
protesters and charging riot police. In the ensuing mayhem, a vicious
masked horseman sets his murderous eye on Trip while delivering
indiscriminate deathblows to rioters and cops alike. Fleeing through the
desolate, post-apocalyptic urban streetscape, Trip has only his wits
toprotect him as he attempts to deliver the band’s precious cargo and
avoid becoming the horseman’s next victim.
Featuring dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage
ever built and imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography, the
immersive 360-degree show creates a mind-bending, ear-shattering mirror
image of the destruction and chaos of Trip’s journey. Metallica Through
the Never’s state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24
cameras simultaneously, engulfs audiences in one of the most innovative
andexciting cinematic experiences ever imagined.
Metallica is James Hetfield (vocals, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk
Hammett (guitar, background vocals) and Robert Trujillo (bass, background
vocals). The band has sold over 105 million albums worldwide and was one
of the top ten grossing touring act of 2012, generating $86.1 million in
ticket sales from just 30 shows.
Metallica Through The Never is written and directed by Nimród Antal and
produced by Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth).
Credits are not final. The film will be released by Picturehouse in North
America on September 27, 2013, exclusively in over 300 IMAX® 3D Theatres,
and will expand into additional theaters on October 4, 2013.