Metallica’s 3D movie gets title and release date

Titled 'Metallica - Through The Never', it's an unusual hybrid of concert movie and fiction

Exciting new details about Metallica‘s 3D movie have emerged.

Titled Metallica – Through The Never, it will be an unusual hybrid of concert movie and fictional feature film. Actor Dane DeHaan, best known for Chronicle, plays a crew member who gets given an urgent mission during a gig – with life-changing results.

Metallica confirmed that they were working on a 3D movie project back in January 2012, but gave away little else at the time. The film was written and directed by Nimród Antal, whose previous credits include 2010’s Predators.

Bob Berney, president of distributors Picturehouse, told The Wrap: “Nim and the band have made a film that really captures the spirit of Metallica and their millions of loyal fans. It’s an entertaining genre film with a concert inside it, a fun ride featuring an exciting young actor, Dane DeHaan.”

Metallica – Through The Never will open in US cinemas on August 9, before becoming available on Netflix shortly afterwards. UK release details have yet to be confirmed.