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METALLICA To Discuss Upcoming 3D Event At San Diego Comic-Con

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Posted on Friday, July 05, 2013 at 15:42:30 EST

On Friday, July 19th METALLICA are heading to Comic-Con in San Diego, CA to talk about their upcoming 3D event, Metallica Through The Never. The band will be in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center at 6 PM, PT, joined by the star of the film, Dane Dehaan.

Says Metallica: "You've heard us use the word "first" a few times this year and we're back with a truly unusual, unbelievably exciting first for us – Comic-Con, San Diego here we come! The now iconic convention hosts well over 100,000 visitors from all over the world to talk film, TV, art, collectables, and of course, comics. We are totally psyched to be a part of it on Friday, July 19th to discuss the upcoming 3D event, Metallica Through The Never.

"As we hope you've heard, our 3D movie shot last year in Vancouver will be released in IMAX theatres on September 27th, spreading to additional theatres on October 4th. The four of us will be in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center from 6:30 - 7 PM on that Friday, along with many of the super talented team that is helping us create an unprecedented film experience. Joining us to talk all things Through The Never will be the star of the film, Dane DeHaan, Director/Writer Nimrod Antal and Producer Charlotte Huggins as we proudly present the world premiere of the theatrical trailer along with an exclusive preview of footage from the movie followed by a discussion on the making of the film.

"If you're going to Comic-Con this year, we hope that you'll join us on July 19th in Hall H for another Metallica first!"

More info about this event at this location. More info about Comic-Con here.

In the following Artisan report, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says that the band's forthcoming movie, Through The Never, is "unlike anything you've ever seen."



Metallica's Through The Never will be released by Picturehouse in North America on September 27th, exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres and will expand into additional theaters on October 4th.

Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through The Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond The Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.



As the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in a never-before-seen performance created exclusively for the film, Trip is dispatched outside the arena to meet a disabled delivery truck and recover a mysterious item being transported to the show. But the seemingly simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure when his car is hit by an out-of-control driver. Trip, dazed and bruised, climbs out of his van only to find himself pitched in the middle of a tense standoff between angry protesters and charging riot police. In the ensuing mayhem, a vicious masked horseman sets his murderous eye on Trip while delivering indiscriminate deathblows to rioters and cops alike. Fleeing through the desolate, post-apocalyptic urban streetscape, Trip has only his wits to protect him as he attempts to deliver the band’s precious cargo and avoid becoming the horseman’s next victim.

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 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously, engulfs audiences in one of the most innovative and exciting cinematic experiences ever imagined.



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