Metallica reveals intense footage from new 3-D film
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A riot in the streets, a public hanging, bloody handprints, car crashes, a police officer being drowned and giant coffins above the stage - Metallica Through The Never is not your average concert film.
It was Metallica Day at Comic-Con on Friday and the four members of the California-based heavy metal band debuted footage from their new 3-D film for thousands of fans at the annual all-things-geek gathering.
"The world just turned upside down," drummer Lars Ulrich said as fans raised devil's horns and shouted after the band took the stage.
Equal parts Road Warrior, Batman Returns and Metallica's dark imagination, a preview clip of the R-rated film features a series of intentionally disturbing images crossed with concert footage that brought shouts of approval from the 7,000 fans who waited all day to get inside Hall H for the panel.