METALLICA‘s official web site has been updated with the following message:
“As you know, we generally make it a policy not to comment on gossip or rumors, but we also pride ourselves on being first with ‘TALLICA news. So, with that said, the more astute of you may have noticed a couple of mentions in trade publications, and most recently in the new issue of Rolling Stone, that a METALLICA 3D movie is in the works. We’re here to tell you that, yes, there is indeed a 3D project in the very early stages of production! We wish we could tell you more right now, but we don’t have all the finer points nailed down just yet. What we can tell you is that we are planning on being in a theatre near you sometime in 2013 and as you hear us say ever so often, this will be the space for all the details as we finalize them.”
Deadline.com reported last October that METALLICA was planning to self-finance a 3D feature film. The band had hired producer Charlotte Huggins (“Journey To The Center Of The Earth” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”) to work on the project, for which a director was being sought.
METALLICA‘s critically acclaimed 2004 documentary “Some Kind Of Monster”, directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (“Brother’s Keeper”, “Paradise Lost”), offered a revealing behind-the-scenes look at METALLICA as they confronted personal demons and their relationships with each other during the making of the band’s 2003 album “St. Anger”.
In a 2010 interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich stated about “Some Kind Of Monster”, “Every time I see Noel Gallagher [OASIS], he quotes lines from that movie back to me. That thing has taken on a life of its own. I had to live that shit for three fucking years! The whole thing was a mindfuck. I am aware a lot of other musicians seem to have lived a lot of those moments. They weren’t necessarily stupid enough to film them like we were and share them with the rest of the world.”