Onesumore: ‘Metal Lords’ Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far
Netflix Metal lords is an upcoming teenage musical drama film created, written and produced by the Game of thrones duo, David Benioff and DB Weiss. Here’s what we know so far, including casting information, what we can expect from the story, and who’s involved.
To recap, David Benioff and DB Weiss get out of their run on HBO Game of thrones has signed an extensive deal with Netflix to produce new titles. They have already announced a number of upcoming projects, but one of the first likely to come to fruition is Metal lords.
Metal lords is produced by David Benioff but written by DB Weiss. Bighead Littlehead is the production company behind the feature film. Greg Shapiro, known for The Hurt Locker is also attached to the project as a producer.
Winner of the Cinéfondation Prize of the Festival de Cannes Peter Sollett is about to lead. Sollett realized Freeheld, featuring Umbrella AcademyThe main star of Ellen Page as well as episodes for shows such as Huluis the way and HBOVinyl. He’s also set to helm the upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular video game. Minecraft.
What is the plot of Metal lords?
The plot of Metal lords revolves around two high school kids and a girl who are trying to start a Heavy Metal band and are about to take part in Battle of the Bands. The official synopsis of Lords of Metal reads as follows:
“Two kids want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal. They try to find a bass player and fail – but they find a girl who is very good at the cello. If the three fail to resolve their differences and work together, they will never win the battle of the groups.
Who is thrown Metal lords?
It was originally believed that the three main leads were given to Elisha Henig (American Vandal, The Sinner), Oakes Fegley (Pete’s Dragon, Person of Interest) and Isis Hainsworth (Wanderlust, prostitutes). However, we have since been informed that, while they were in negotiations, Elisha and Oakes at least didn’t end up getting the roles, it is not clear if Isis was ultimately chosen.
In February 2021, Netflix officially announced the three main tracks of Metal Lords: Jaeden Martell (Knives Out, Defend Jacob), newcomer Adrian greensmith and Isis Hainsworth. It turns out that Hainsworth did indeed get the part we originally brought back.
🎸Rock on, METAL LORDS. 🎸
Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth and Adrian Greensmith will star in DB Weiss’ comedy about two kids who start a heavy metal band – in a school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal.
Directed by Peter Sollett, the film will play Netflix in 2021. pic.twitter.com/QSYqLgIFHR
– NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) 25 February 2021
Thanks to an insider in the film and television industry Daniel Richtman, we have the character descriptions of the three main films.
“Hunter is uncomfortable with others and suffers from a dysfunctional family life, but hides his emotions behind his one true passion: Heavy Metal music. Metal is the only thing in his life to dispel the darkness and make everything run smoothly. He is intelligent, motivated, passionate and extremely verbal. Hunter and Kevin intend to form a group and show everyone what they are worth.
“Kevin is the shy kid, who has a big heart, but doesn’t know how to express any of his emotions. Fortunately, he has Hunter, the leader of the group. Hunter encourages him to evolve into a metal drummer from a marching band drummer. When Kevin meets Emily, he discovers that he is able to reach out and connect with another human being.
“Emilie plays the cello and is the only true musician in the trio. Like Kevin, she is also very shy and absent from the social scene. She is intelligent and extremely talented. She and Kevin, being so similar, pull each other out of their shell, but their relationship causes conflict with Hunter and Emily does not respond well to the conflict.
What is the state of production on Metal lords?
Current state of production: Shooting (Last update: 11/16/2020)
Initially, Metal lords was due to go into production in July, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made that impossible. Later, filming was scheduled to begin in late October 2020 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Thanks to Tara Dublin on Twitter, we learn that filming began on November 16, 2020.
When Lords of Metal be published on Netflix?
Based on the planned start of production and a standard shooting duration of several months, we can probably expect Metal lords to appear on Netflix in Summer / fall 2021. In February 2021, Netflix confirmed that the film will indeed arrive in 2021.