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Metallica Reveal ‘Through the Never’ Trailer

We may not be getting new music out of Metallica for a couple more years, but we do have the band’s new movie, ‘Metallica Through the Never,’ to look forward to this fall — and although it won’t arrive in theaters until September 27, they’ve just released a trailer to help tide fans over ’til fall.

Helmed by director Nimrod Antal (‘Predators’), ‘Through the Never’ is a hybrid narrative/concert feature that uses IMAX 3D footage to highlight songs from the Metallica catalog (like ‘Wherever I May Roam’ and ‘Master of Puppets,’ both teased during the trailer) while telling the story of a hapless roadie named Trip (Dane DeHaan) who ends up stranded in the middle of a riot while running a crucial errand for the band during a show. As the official synopsis promises:

Featuring dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and imagery drawn from the band’s trailblazing iconography, the immersive 360-degree show creates a mind-bending, ear-shattering mirror image of the destruction and chaos of Trip’s journey. ‘Metallica Through the Never’’s state-of-the-art 3D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously, engulfs audiences in one of the most innovative and exciting cinematic experiences ever imagined.

“Making a movie at this level has been a little overwhelming,” Blabbermouth quotes Lars Ulrich as saying. “In the music world, you get very used to controlling your environment and in the film world there is nothing to control…it’s just like a complete clusterf—…and there’s a bizarre beauty in that.”

It’s an innovative approach to a band-sanctioned film, and DeHaan — whose credits include ‘Chronicle’ and the upcoming ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ — can certainly act. And while those IMAX 3D tickets aren’t cheap, this looks like a relatively affordable way to get front-row seats to a Metallica show, with a little extra cinematic action in the bargain.

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