Trailer: Metallica rages “THROUGH THE NEVER” in new concert/narrative movie
Does St. Anger stand at the gates of The Never?
Nimród Antal, of VACANCY and PREDATORS fame directs this concert/narrative/experimental/best use of IMAX film that finds Dane DeHaan playing Metallica’s roadie, Trip. Trip is sent on a
trip mission mid-set and rudely interrupted by The Never, a seeming wasteland of cars on fire and dudes on horses.
“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.”
METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER hits IMAX on September 27, where I assume the experience will be so immersive that I’ll be yelling “Whiplash” at the screen until someone explains James Hetfield can’t hear me. It goes everywhere else October 4.