In January, Metallica confirmed their plans to develop a 3D film, with plans to have the finished product in theatres sometime next year.
Now, the metal icons have issued their first update on the project.
“We're super excited to announce that we will be teaming up with award winning director Nimrod Antal and producer Charlotte Huggins,” posted Metallica on Wednesday.
Nimrod's Hungarian language film "Kontroll" (which he wrote and directed) won several awards including the Award of Youth at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. His other films include "Vacancy" with Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson, "Armored" with Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne, and "Predators" featuring Adrien Brody.
"I've been a fan of Nimrod's since his first Hungarian film, 'Kontroll,' showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away," said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. "I've watched with excitement his career in Hollywood blossom over the last few years. Within five minutes of meeting him I was addicted to his enthusiasm, his take on the creative process and his 'thinking outside of the box' personality. Let's get on with it!!!"
Charlotte has been a leader and cutting edge figure in the 3D world for years, producing the animated "Fly Me To The Moon" and "Journey To The Center of the Earth," both released in 2008, and this year's "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," which is currently a world-wide box office smash hit.
Metallica will share more details on the 3D project as they happen.
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