EXCLUSIVE: Nimród Antal’s 3D concert / suspense film Metallica Through The Never has sparked a raft of deals following its launch in Cannes through Exclusive Media.

Rights have gone to eOne for the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Ascot Elite for Germany and Switzerland, Chrysalis and Seven7 for France, Pony Canyon for Japan and Precision Films for Spain.

Further deals closed in Russia and Baltic States/CIS (West), Portugal (Lusumondo), Middle East (Front Row), South Africa (Nu Metro), Israel (United King) and Turkey (Tiglon).

Exclusive Media picked up international sales rights from Picturehouse’s Bob Berney and Metallica.

Picturehouse will distribute the film in the US exclusively on IMAX on Sept 27 followed by wide expansion on Oct 4.

“We couldn’t be more delighted at how well Metallica Through The Never was received by the major territories following its launch at Cannes,” said president of international sales and distribution Alex Walton.

“This wildly unique film is a mind-blowing movie experience that will literally rock the socks off fans and movie-goers around the world.”

The film stars Metallica band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo alongside Dane DeHaan from Chronicle and upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The story weaves together live concert footage with a narrative about a roadie on a life-changing mission.

Former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins produces.