The heavy metal heroes go big with an epic new 3D concert movie.
In their three-decade career, Metallica took thrash-metal mainstream, they’ve been elected into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and they’ve sold more than 100 million albums. They even bared their collective soul in the documentary, Some Kind of Monster. What they haven’t done is release a concert film. Until now, that is. Drummer Lars Ulrich opened up to Maxim about their newest project, Metallica: Through the Never, and why this isn’t your typical concert movie (we’re looking at you, Bieber). First off, it’s in 3D. And not just 3D, but IMAX 3D. It’s also part fiction, combining live concert footage with a dystopian narrative that evokes Occupy Wall Street and features a possibly drugged-out roadie, a mysterious bag, and lots of violence. Think of it as The Last Waltz-meets-Fight Club with a touch of Pulp Fiction and (fine) This is Spinal Tap.