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Metallica hasn’t hit the screen scene for a few years, but they’re back now and bigger than ever – and in 3D. The band is self-financing the project and has hired Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) to produce. I have to say that Journey has been my fave 3D movie effects-wise so far, so I’m excited to see what Huggins can do for one of my favorite bands.
Metallica has been involved in a couple of films in their long career, including giving their music to a documentary chronicling the trial and conviction of a trio of teenagers in a murder case. The fact that the boys listened to Metallica was a detriment in their trial and used against them even though they were innocent. It took seventeen years to prove their innocence and get them freed. The outrage over the case was palpable in the documentary and driven by the pulse-pounding music we expect from Metallica. The film, Paradise Lost (1996), was critically acclaimed.
Their other film was a project detailing the discord within the band and the therapy used to heal it. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster was the last movie Metallica was involved in until now.
The feature film’s plot details are still under wraps. More as this develops.