Picturehouse â€“ the full-service independent film marketing & distribution company – has teamed up with Nuclear Blast & Stern Pinball to promote METALLICAâ€™s upcoming film with an assortment of promotional items. The Nuclear Blast/Stern Pinball booth (#503) is the only location on the convention floor where these items are available. Fans will have the chance to play the soon-to-be-released METALLICA pinball machines and enter to win tickets to attend METALLICAâ€™s â€œsecretâ€ Comic-Con show. Come to Booth #503 and become part of Metal History!
METALLICA will appear for the first time ever at Comic-Con in San Diego with a special live performance and Hall H Panel on Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. in support of the groundbreaking 3D feature film, Metallica Through The Never. The band will perform an intimate private concert at a secret location in San Diego. The filmâ€™s 6:30 p.m. Hall H panel includes all four members of Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (guitar, background vocals), and Robert Trujillo (bass, background vocals) along with actor Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), director/writer NimrÃ³d Antal (Predators, Kontroll) and producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The Hall H presentation world premieres the Metallica Through The Never theatrical trailer and poster, show exclusive preview footage, and discuss the making of the film. During the Hall H panel, Comic-Con conventioneers in attendance have an opportunity to win tickets and learn the location where METALLICA will play later that same evening. Also, the event launches advance ticket sales for the September 27, 2013 opening of the film available online at www.fandango.com.
About the Film:
Metallica Through The Never stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker NimrÃ³d Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICAâ€™s most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the bandâ€™s trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during the METALLICAâ€™s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously. Picturehouse will release Metallica Through The Never in North America on September 27, 2013 exclusively in over 300 IMAXÂ® 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4, 2013.
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, METALLICA have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991â€™s Metallica (commonly referred to as â€œThe Black Albumâ€), which is the best-selling album in history of Soundscan scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. METALLICA have also garnered numerous awards and accolades including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th-Anniversary with a weekâ€™s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music + More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. Last summer, METALLICA played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City after unveiling a brand new stage featured in the film Metallica Through The Never that spanned their 30-year career. On June 8th and 9th, METALLICA hosted the second annual Orion Music + More in Detroit, Michigan at Belle Isle.
Picturehouse, a New York-based independent film marketing and distribution company, re-opened its doors with founder Bob Berney at the helm in 2013. The company has an exclusive, multi-year output deal with Netflix and its first theatrical release will be Metallica Through The Never, which opens in the U.S. on September 27, 2013. Picturehouse has also acquired U.S. rights to release The Great Gilly Hopkins, currently in pre-production. An adaptation of Katherine Paterson’s award-winning young-adult novel, The Great Gilly Hopkins, starring Academy Award Â® winner Kathy Bates and Danny Glover, is to be directed by Stephen Herek (101 Dalmatians, Mr. Holland’s Opus) from the script by David Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia), and is produced by William Teitler (The Polar Express, What Maisie Knew, Mr. Holland’s Opus).
About Nuclear Blast Records:
Independently owned for 26 years and counting, Nuclear Blast Records is synonymous with the worldwide advancement of heavy metal, extreme music, and hard rock. Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987, Nuclear Blast boasts a roster of over 100 bands representing eighteen countries and over sixteen different metal genres and features heavy metal & hard rock luminaries Meshuggah, Exodus (Kirk Hammettâ€™s former band), Death Angel, All Shall Perish, Orchid, Sepultura and many others. Each year, Nuclear Blast attends Comic-Con to promote new & upcoming releases in addition to offering fans a chance to get their hands on incredible new music. Their North American satellite office in Los Angeles has helped build the labelâ€™s trusted global reputation with high-profile tours, numerous Billboard chart entries, and continual signings of new & heritage acts to their roster. Visit www.NuclearBlastUSA.com.
About Stern Pinball, Inc.:
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Sternâ€™s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Sternâ€™s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Sternâ€™s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Sternâ€™s games. To learn more about the METALLICA pinball game and Stern Pinball, visit www.SternPinball.com.