Metallica just released a ton of info on their forthcoming 3D movie, Through The Never.
We already know the set list. We know it cost (at least) $20 million dollars to make. We know there will be some weird narrative not related to the live performance, and the plot seems a bit…I don't know.
Today, we've learned the release date for the movie and that it's premiering exclusively in IMAX, playing in every North American IMAX theater:
IMAX Corporation and Picturehouse today announced that Metallica Through the Never, filmmaker Nimród Antal's captivating 3D movie featuring one of music's most enduring and iconic bands, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released wide in North America exclusively into IMAX® theatres for a one-week engagement starting Friday, Sept. 27. The film will expand into additional theatres on Oct. 4.
“Don’t have an IMAX theatre nearby? No problem! The movie will roll into additional theatres in full 3D one week later on October 4. In the meantime we’re editing and putting the finishing touches on the film, so keep watching here for many more details, photos, and video clips from our live extravaganza filmed last summer in Vancouver. With so many of you playing a very important role on those nights, we are anxious to begin to share it all with you very soon and we’ll see you in the theatres this Fall!”
Honestly, this sounds like an awesome move, and definitely makes me curious to see the film. Seeing a concert film in a regular movie theater is one thing, but the IMAX experience? Now that's worth paying for!