IMAX Corporation and Picturehouse has just announced that Metallica Through the Never, director Nimród Antal's must-see 3D movie featuring the thrash titans, will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX® 3D format and released wide in North America exclusively into IMAX® theaters for a one-week engagement starting Friday, Sept. 27. The film will expand into additional theaters on Oct. 4.

Besides Metallica, the film stars Dane DeHaan, a young actor who recently earned rave reviews for his stirring performance in The Place Beyond the Pines. Metallica Through the Never brings together exhilarating live footage and scripted scenes to tell a story in which a roadie of the band (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. During his mission, the shit hits the fan.

"IMAX! It doesn't get bigger or cooler than that!" said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. "For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought. 'Hey look, Mom, I'm 50 feet tall (finally!)' There is no better way to experience film and when you throw in the spectacle of music and sound this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience."

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Metallica Through the Never will start appearing in IMAX® theaters for a one-week engagement starting Friday, Sept. 27.