One of the first questions I had upon learning Metallica would be releasing a 3D film was, “What the fuck’s it going to be?”
Would it be a concert film? A documentary? Would there be a storyline to it? Would, at some point during the film, Lars Ulrich pop out of the screen and sit in our laps?
I had no idea what it would be. Thankfully, we have Rolling Stone to step in and get to the bottom of this.
The mag recently spoke with the one we call Lars, and he says the 3D film’s been an idea they’ve been kicking around for two years.
“It’s time to life-size it, get it out of our minds and on the screen. And if it’s done right, it can be sensational. You’re not watching Metallica onstage. You’re onstage with Metallica,” he says.
“In IMAX, James Hetfield is 38 feet tall, snotting on you, spitting on you. It’s 2,000 decibels. If there is an earthquake outside, you wouldn’t notice. But you can’t do that for 100 minutes. It loses its appeal. There is another element in there — intimate, small, a story that takes place over the same trajectory as the concert. The question is, ‘Where do they weave in and out of each other?’ But you have to cut away from the concert to enjoy the concert.”
Mind you, they haven’t even filmed the concert portion of the film yet, and he’s talking like he’s seen the fucking shit.
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