One of the biggest postss we wrote last year concerned Metallica releasing a 3D movie, a rumor the band themselves shot down. Well now James, Kirk, Lars and the guy from Infectious Grooves have got to be eating their words, as the band’s website announced today that sometime next year, it’s going to become a reality.

Happy New Year!!! As you know, we generally make it a policy not to comment on gossip or rumors, but we also pride ourselves on being first with ‘Tallica news. So, with that said, the more astute of you may have noticed a couple of mentions in trade publications, and most recently in the new issue of Rolling Stone, that a Metallica 3D movie is in the works. We’re here to tell you that, yes, there is indeed a 3D project in the very early stages of production! We wish we could tell you more right now, but we don’t have all the finer points nailed down just yet. What we can tell you is that we are planning on being in a theatre near you sometime in 2013 and as you hear us say ever so often, this will be the space for all the details as we finalize them.

Welcome to 2012… we’re pretty psyched about the year ahead!

That’s intriguing – especially because it didn’t say whether it would be a concert movie or not. Maybe the band will be in an action movie. Or maybe Lou Reed will be in in and it will be called …And Wrinkles For All. Either way, it’s going to be at least a year until it happens, so there’s no use in speculating. I will say that you heard it here first.