Metallica’s 3D concert film, Metallica Through the Never has gotten a release date, and if you were expecting to be able to see it this Summer, you might be a little disappointed. However, it’s going to be even bigger than it was before. On Friday, September 27th, the film will make its debut on every single screen at every IMAX theater in North America. This is the first time IMAX has had all of their theaters, over 300, showing the same release. If you’re not near an IMAX theater, you’re going to have to wait an additional week, as it won’t be released in regular 3D until October 4. Drummer Lars Ulrich commented in a press release:
“IMAX! It doesn’t get bigger or cooler than that!” said Lars Ulrich who formed Metallica in 1981 together with James Hetfield. “For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought. ‘Hey look, Mom, I’m 50 feet tall (finally!)’ There is no better way to experience film and when you throw in the spectacle of music and sound this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience.”
Average height? Lars is only 5′ 6″. which we’d think was slightly below average for a man. Regardless, now Metallica Through the Never has an actual release date, and it’ll certainly be interesting to see if the narrative will be able to hold the film together. To read the full press release, click here.