Finally, this half-assed Black album song is a ….film? Did I read or write that correctly? Turns out that I did. This looks like quite a bit of Metallica cash was spent on this and it does pique my interest. As much as I think Metallica suck right now, well, for the last decade or more, they are still Metallica after all, so count me in for the Metallica horror movie. Check out the synopsis.
“As the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in a never-before-seen performance created exclusively for the film, Trip is dispatched outside the arena to meet a disabled delivery truck and recover a mysterious item being transported to the show. But the seemingly simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure when his car is hit by an out-of-control driver. 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.”
Hey, it has that dude from Chronicle in it.
I’m guessing the “precious cargo” is either a master copy of a GOOD Metallica album or it’s some fucking 5000 thread count tour robe that Lars demands in the band’s tour rider. The jury is still out. Still, despite my snarky half-truths, I am happy to see metal and horror come together on such a large level. I doubt Rob Zombie is taking notes.
Through the Never hits 300 IMAX 3D theaters on September 27th, 2013, then expands to the rest of the world on October 4th, 2013. Enjoy.