By: Annie Scaramuzzino
It looks like Metallica has officially caught the movie bug!
The band is set to release their concert film, Metallica: Through the Never, next month, and now, the metal rockers are reportedly looking to do a documentary in the near future.
According to NME, Metallica captured some footage of their recent trek to China, which marked the band’s first-ever performances in the country.
In a press conference following the group's shows in Shanghai on August 13 and 14 (via Time Out Shanghai), drummer Lars Ulrich discussed the project, though he admitted the band wasn’t exactly sure how or when a documentary would be released.
“New experiences bring opportunities for new collaborations and new creative endeavors - it's that simple. Being here in this wonderful country and feeling the energy and excitement, the idea came up to celebrate it and to try to document it and to try to get the experience out,” Ulrich explained.
He continued, “We are making this up as we go along… everything we do is always documented - so we're excited about that and we think that there is something cool that will come out of it. Whatever that is, we're not quite sure yet, but we'll do our best to make it shareable and worth everybody's while.”
Meanwhile, Through the Never is set for a release in IMAX theaters on September 27, extending to additional theaters on October 4.
Metallica also have three more tour dates scheduled in Asia this month, the next of which will take place on Wednesday (August 21) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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