Predators director Nimród Antal turns his attention to the heavy metal band Metallica with the 3D film Metallica Through the Never arriving in 300 IMAX 3D theaters on September 27, 2013 followed by wider release in conventional theaters on October 4th. This isn’t a concert film – or at least not the normal sort of concert event we’re used to seeing on the big screen. Instead, this is described as a music-driven feature film about a young roadie “sent on an urgent mission” during a Metallica concert. The young roadie named ‘Trip’ is played by Dane DeHaan, most recently seen in The Place Beyond the Pines.
According to Picturehouse (the film’s distributor), 24 cameras were set up to capture Metallica in concert.
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 being transported 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 to protect 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.
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