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Metallica Reportedly Making 3D Film

By October 24, 2011

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While in general I'm opposed to 3D films -- especially when they're shot in 2D and then converted into 3D afterward -- some 3D concert movies have been incredibly impressive, particularly U2 3D. But now comes word that Metallica are looking into making a 3D movie, although what it's going to be about isn't clear. Apparently it's not going to be a documentary or a concert film, though.

Deadline reports that the metal veterans have hired Charlotte Huggins, the producer of the 3D Brendan Fraser action movie Journey to the Center of the Earth, to make this untitled film. Will it be a biopic of the group's early days? Will it be an action-adventure movie starring the quartet? No one knows at this point.

The band members have, of course, graced the silver screen before with Some Kind of Monster, the 2004 documentary that captured Metallica during a time of great self-doubt as they were preparing to make St. Anger. Drummer Lars Ulrich recently admitted that he regretted putting out the film, so perhaps this new project will be a way to set things right.

Regardless, this isn't the only project Metallica have going on at the moment. On November 1, they'll be releasing Lulu, their nervy collaboration with Lou Reed. If you haven't had a chance already, you can hear a stream of the album here.

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