The last time Metallica was at the center of a high-profile Hollywood movie -- in Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's revealing 2004 documentary "Some Kind of Monster" -- the members of the influential heavy-metal outfit spent most of their time on-screen talking about their feelings.
Judging by a trailer released this week, that appears not to be the case with "Through the Never," a new Metallica concert film due in theaters on Sept. 27.
The movie, directed by Nimród Antal of "Predators" and "Kontroll" semi-fame, combines footage shot last year at several Metallica concerts in Vancouver, Canada, with a fictional narrative in which one of the band's crew members (played by Dane DeHaan) "is sent out on a mission during Metallica's ... set," according to a release. "While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down."
It's anyone's guess, of course, what that means. (In the preview, DeHaan's character is driving a van that literally turns upside down.) But the live shots -- mostly of Metallica playing "Master of Puppets" on a stage that resembles the one it brought to the Forum in 2008 -- promise thrills of a more recognizable variety.
Watch the trailer below.
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