Multi-platinum selling hard rockers Metallica are starring alongisde The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Dane DeHaan in a new film, which will be released theatrically this summer.
Helmed by Predators director Nimrod Antal, Metallica Through the Never will feature DeHaan as one of the band’s young roadies who’s sent on an urgent mission during a concert by the thrash metal veterans and “unexpectedly finds his life turned upside down”.
Bob Berney, who owns distributor Picturehouse, called Metallica Through the Never both “an entertaining genre film” and “a fun ride featuring an exciting young actor.”
He said: “Nim and the band have made a film that really captures the spirit of Metallica and their millions of loyal fans.”
Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich said that making the film had been a “pretty wild ride” and revealed that the band had been working on the movie in secret for the past couple of years.
“Metallica’s way of doing things is to jump into unexplored creative endeavours with no safety net whatsoever,” said the sticksman. “Putting this movie together for the last couple of years has been a pretty wild ride, and we’ve definitely done our share of flying without a net!”
The band first announced that they were working on a 3D film project in January 2012, suggesting that Metallica Through the Never will benefit from some rather swanky visuals once it arrives in cinemas.
While little else is known about the film at this point, it will open in the US on Friday 9 August before becoming available on Netflix shortly after its theatrical release.
Metallica were last seen on the big screen in 2004 in the documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.
Watch the Californian headbangers performing their song Through the Never in 2012 below: