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Metallica's upcoming 3D feature film, Metallica Through The Never, will now come out on September 27th and not August 9th as originally announced. The film will be digitally remastered into IMAX 3D and play for one week exclusively in IMAX theaters in North America before expanding into additional theaters on October 4th. The film stars the band, thousands of its fans and acclaimed young actor Dane DeHaan in a story that follows a member of Metallica's road crew -- played by DeHaan -- who is sent on a mission during the band's concert that turns his life upside down.
Drummer Lars Ulrich said in a statement, "IMAX! It doesn't get bigger or cooler than that! For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought . . . this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience."
Ulrich told us that making a feature film was possibly the most challenging project Metallica had ever undertaken: "There are just so many people involved, and it's just a little unusual for us to have this many people involved, and everybody's got an opinion, and there's just a lot of pieces to this kind of puzzle, and it can sometimes get a little overwhelming or bewildering. But I think we have a movie on our hands that's gonna be really cool, and it's gonna blow people away, and it certainly is unique, that I can tell you."
Dane DeHaan's acting credits include Chronicle, The Place Beyond The Pines and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Metallica Through The Never is directed by Nimrod Antal, who also directed Vacancy and Predators.
Next up for Metallica is the second edition of its annual Orion Music + More festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 8th and 9th in Detroit.
The group is also writing new music for its 10th studio album, which is tentatively due out in 2014.