Metallica have announced the Australian release date for their upcoming concert/feature film Through The Never, via their official Facebook page. Slated for a 10th October release, advance tickets went on sale on Thursday, and you’d better get in quick – the film is currently screening for just one week.
The collaboration with IMAX will be part concert film and part feature film, all of it in 3D. The feature film sections will tell the story of young Trip (Dane DeHaan), a Metallica roadie sent to run an errand for the band. After a brutal car accident, Trip is taken on a surreal journey. His story will be spliced with footage from an August 2012 Metallica show.
Naturally, the film will be accompanied with a soundtrack that’ll act as both film score and a live best-of, spanning Metallica’s 30-year career. Speaking about the soundtrack and the film, drummer Lars Ulrich said:
“Let’s hear it for the old school soundtrack! Not only are we beyond psyched about our movie coming your way shortly, but the fact that we get to share the music directly in all these formats is way fuckin’ cool…The stage is the star of the film, making a movie about a stage and then bringing it to the people is a cool idea.”
By the sounds of things, this film will be compulsory viewing for any die-hard Metallica or heavy metal fan.
Watch: ‘Metallica – Through the Never’ Trailer