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Nimród Antal helming Metallica 3D Film

Metallica had announced that they intended to develop a 3D feature film with producer Charlotte Huggins, and this week they named Nimród Antal as the film director.

9 March 2012

Nimród Antal - Hungarian American film director

Nimród Antal - Hungarian American film director

Nimród Antal is best known for writing and directing the Hungarian-language film Kontroll (2003), which won numerous awards, including the Award of the Youth at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and the Golden Hugo (main prize) at the Chicago International Film Festival, as well as a European Film Award nomination for Best Director.

Antal was behind 2010's "Predators" starring Adrien Brody, plus 2007's "Vacancy" (with Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson) and 2009's "Armored" (Matt Dillon).


Hungarian American film director

Metallica 3D feature film directed by Nimród AntalNimród Antal was born in Los Angeles, California of Hungarian ancestry. He moved to Hungary in 1991 to study at the Hungarian Film Academy. After graduating, he went on to work in the film and television industry. In 2005, he moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles to pursue success in Hollywood.

Let's go on with it!!!

"I've been a fan of Nimród's since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away, said Lars Ulrich in a press release. "I've watched with excitement his career in Hollywood blossom over the last few years. Within five minutes of meeting him I was addicted to his enthusiasm, his take on the creative process and his 'thinking outside of the box' personality. Let's get on with it!!!"

"METALLICA has always been a huge part of my life, and it's an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes," said Nimród Antal. "We are going to harness the powerful and almighty energy of METALLICA's live shows, inject a narrative into it, and shoot it in 3D to elevate the entire experience."

Release in the summer of 2013

"We're just getting started here... look for many more details in the coming months as we'll be filming this summer for a 2013 release." - Metallica announced.

Watch the video (Kontroll - Trailer)