Actor Dane DeHaan Begins the Overhyping of Metallica’s 3D Movie

  • Axl Rosenberg

Dane DeHaan

We were surprised when Dane DeHaan was announced as the lead actor in Through the Never, Metallica’s upcoming 3D concert film, because we didn’t know a concert film needed a lead actor. Since he’s onboard, though, we’re slightly less surprised that he’s carrying on in the grand Lars Ulrichian tradition of completely overhyping Metallica’s shitty shit. DeHaan said the following about the flick during a recent interview:

“It’s in a way like a 3D concert movie but there’s also this narrative that ties together all the footage.  It’s gonna be, first of all, really rock n’ roll and really ‘Metallica’ for lack of a better word; they don’t hold back at all.  But during the concert I basically go on this trip as a roadie for the band and I pretty much literally have to go through hell and back to take it back to them, and all of this is going on during the concert so it all ties together really kind of beautifully and uniquely.  It’s unlike anything that I’ve ever seen before; it’s almost like a concert movie meets The Wall meets Metallica.”

It’s funny because this one time I had food poisoning and the doctor described it as being “really ‘Metallica’ for lack of a better word,” but I don’t think DeHaan is getting at quite the same thing. But let’s be clear about one thing: there is absolutely no fucking way this movie is going to be as good as The WallThe Wall is centered around a Pink Floyd masterpiece, and was directed by Alan Parker, who has two Oscar nominations; Through the Never features performances of “Fuel” and “The Memory Remains,” and is directed by Nimród Antal, who replaced Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers with Adrien Brody and Topher Grace.

Put another way: you wouldn’t get excited about a Gojira album with songs penned exclusively by the members of Crazy Town no matter what logo was on the album art, so why the fuck would you care about any movie from the director of Armored?

Through the Never comes out August 9.

[via Collider]

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