Three different versions of Metallica‘s recently released concert film, Metallica Through The Never, will be contained on the Blu-ray/DVD release of the film, according to Blabbermouth. In addition to the theatrical version, the disc will feature a separate cut of just the narrative portion of the film, which stars Dane DeHaan as a Metallica roadie named Trip sent on a mission for the band in an increasingly dangerous urban landscape. The third cut will be just the footage of the band in concert, with three or four songs added that were not seen in the theatrical edition.
Bassist Robert Trujillo told us that director Nimrod Antal was ready and willing to come up with a fictional story that would distinguish the movie from other concert films: “We interviewed quite a few directors, a lot of A-listers, and a lot of the directors thought we were crazy because it just was — it was a different approach to making a film. But Nimrod literally, he was excited about the challenge and he went and prepared and wrote the thread basically, this storyline, and created the character Trip and this journey that could co-exist with the performance.”
- The standalone narrative footage from the movie will feature an all-new soundtrack composed by Metallica and producer Greg Fidelman.
- The package will also contain ‘Tallica Parking Lot, an animated film created by Robert Trujillo and Titmouse Animation Studio.
- A release date for the Blu-ray/DVD has yet to be announced.