PREDATORS Director Nimród Antal Tapped for METALLICA's 3D Concert Film
Published: March 7, 2012 - 8:13pm
The iconic rock band, who recently collaborated with director Darren Aronofsky for the music video to 'The View' single featuring Lou Reed, are moving forward with their self financed film and have named Antal as their director.
In 2004, Metallica was the focus of a documentary titled Some Kind Of Monster which showed the band go through various therapy sessions during the recording process for their critically divided album `St. Anger`. Earlier this year the band confirmed plans for a new concert film, tentatively titled METALLICA 3D, that would hit theaters sometime in 2013. Now, it appears that a director has been tapped for the film and it is Nimród Antal whose last project was Predators starring Adrian Brody. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich had this to say about the news:
“I’ve been a fan of Nimróds since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away. 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 also made a statement, which offers a bit of insight into why he chose this project as his next directorial venture:
“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.”
Metallica's latest album, 'Lulu', was a collaboration with Velvet Underground's Lou Reed and met with harsh criticism from both critics and fans. Soon after the release of the album, a music video directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain) debuted with the same negative reaction. It has yet to be confirmed whether 'Lulu' will have a heavy presence in the upcoming film.