32 years after they were founded, Metallica is still one of the biggest rock bands alive. So, if they're going to release a concert movie, they're going to do it the Metallica way. They hired a Hollywood director (Nimrod Antal of 'Predators'), one of the hottest Hollywood actors (Dane DeHaan, 'Amazing Spider-Man 2') and are releasing the film in IMAX 3D.
Today, we have an exclusive look at 'Metallica Through the Never' with a making-of video that highlights the most important part of Metallica's success: you, the fans!
This six-minute clip features footage from the Mexico City concerts that were shot as a dress rehearsal before the Canada concerts that were ultimately filmed for the movie. There are many fans around the world who are extremely passionate about Metallica. As you can see in this video (and something we have personally experienced firsthand), there may be no fans more passionate than those in Mexico.
As remarked in the video, Metallica did 8 shows in Mexico City and they all sold out. It's the first time in their history that Metallica has done 8 shows in one market. And, as the camera makes its way through the crowd and speaks to the attendees, it's not surprising to see how many of them are there - in the pit - for every single show.
You might be asking why Metallica needed a Hollywood director and actor to star in a concert film. Well, 'Metallica Through the Never' is no ordinary concert film.
The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
Part concert film, part experience, 'Metallica Through the Never' is presented in the IMAX® 3D format and will open in theaters for a one-week engagement starting today, Friday, Sept. 27. The film will expand into additional theaters on October 4.
Check out an exclusive look at "Hit The Lights: The Making of 'Metallica Through the Never'" above!