Metallica Hires Director For 3D Movie

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James Hetfield (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

James Hetfield (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Metallica is gearing up for their first 3D live concert movie. They had already hired a producer, Charlotte Huggins (Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D).

Now it seems they have settled on a director of their silver screen spectacular.

Metallica have hired Hungarian director Nimród Antal, the director of Predators and Vacancy, to sit in the directors chair for their 3D flick. The film, which will blend documentary and concert footage, is set to shoot in August, with a theatrical release in 2013.

“I’ve been a fan of Nimróds since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said in a statement. “I’ve watched with excitement as his career in Hollywood blossom over the last few years. Within five minutes of meeting him I was addicted to his enthusiasm, his take on the creative process and his ‘thinking outside of the box’ personality.”

Antal is also excited about the project, “Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it’s an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes,” he said. “We are going to harness the powerful and almighty energy of Metallica’s live shows, inject a narrative into it, and shoot it in 3D to elevate the entire experience.”

Get your popcorn ready.

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