"Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years, has been announced as one of the entries for the "American Spectrum" category of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off January 15 in Park City, Utah.
As previously reported, "Some Kind of Monster" is expected to arrive in theaters by March. The makers of the film expect the movie to show across the country, but possibly not all at once. METALLICA's management, Q-Prime, were previously said to be considering releasing the movie to cities a week or two before the band's tour plays there.
Director Joe Berlinger, who created the film with partner Bruce Sinofsky over the past two and a half years, is currently writing a book that'll document his experience in greater detail. "It will be designed to tie into the DVD release of the film, which will be in late summer or early fall of next year," he told MTV.com. "The movie gives a really great portrait of these guys, but we shot 1,200 hours of material, and now the film is a hair over two hours long. There's so much more to tell."