Metallica revealed two big updates recently: first, their upcoming 3D film venture (which at this point is being called M3D) will be directed by Nimrod Antal, a filmmaker who won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival for his 2004 film Kontroll. The band also announced that Charlotte Huggins, who was involved with the 2008 mega-hit Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D and its 2011 sequel, has signed on to produce the project.
From the press release, Lars Ulrich is pretty juiced about the whole thing:
“I’ve been a fan of Nimrod’s since his first Hungarian film, ‘Kontroll,’ showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away,” said Lars. “I’ve watched with excitement 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. Let’s get on with it!!!”
Antal has a distinct vision for M3D:
“Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it’s an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes. 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.”
In other ‘Tallica news, the band announced some hard rock additions to their Orion Music & More Festival, which will light up Atlantic City on June 23-24. Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura will headline the newly-announced Damage Inc. stage, along with a strong undercard. Click here to view all the details about the festival announcements.