Picturehouse announced today the iconic band, Metallica, will appear for the first time ever at Comic-Con in San Diego with special live performance and Hall H Panel on Friday, July 19 in support of their new 3D feature film, Metallica Through the Never. The band will perform an intimate private concert at a secret location in San Diego.
The film's 6:30 p.m. Hall H panel includes all four members of Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (guitar, background vocals), Robert Trujillo (bass, background vocals); along with actor Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), director/writer Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) and producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The Hall H presentation will world premiere the Metallica Through the Never theatrical trailer and poster, show exclusive preview footage and discuss the making of the film. Only during the Hall H panel will Comic-Con conventioneers in attendance have an opportunity to win tickets and learn the location where Metallica will play later that same evening.
Metallica Through the Never stars Metallica, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallica's most iconic songs -- created exclusively for film -- combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography. DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during the Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously. Picturehouse will release Metallica Through the Never in North America on September 27, 2013 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4, 2013.