Remember those stories about a possible Metallica 3D movie being in the works? Well, the metal titans have issued a statement on the project, which will begin shooting this summer for a projected 2013 release. Hungarian director Nimrod Antal, who has a fondness for one-word titles (Kontroll, Vacancy, Predators), will oversee the film.
“I’ve been a fan of Nimrod’s since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away,” said 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!!!”
It’s not clear yet whether this will be a behind-the-scenes documentary in a similar style to Some Kind of Monster or a straight concert film. If it’s the former, it will be fascinating to see how the band has progressed since its days in group therapy, because seeing a Metallica spat play out in 3D will suely be worth the price of admission.