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Update on David Fincher’s Animated Heavy Metal Project

Update on David Fincher's Animated Heavy Metal ProjectIt looks like David Fincher’s idea of creating an animated anthology film based on science fiction/fantasy magazine Heavy Metal is coming closer to fruition, and with names like James Cameron and Zack Snyder attached to it, it’s no wonder why.

According to Deadline New York Fincher’s version will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each by a different director, all of them infused with the spirit of the erotic and violent storylines that defined the magazine. [Along with Cameron and Snyder] Fincher is directing one himself. And, oh yeah, the whole thing will be 3D animation.

Back when Nomad was on the set of Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2, producer Andy Gould mentioned there had been a brief discussion about Rob’s possible involvement in Heavy Metal (read that story here), but things had gotten quiet. We have to say Zombie would probably be a good fit, but since the project is still in search of both financing and distribution, there’s no telling when things will start happening and who else will be tapped to direct the segments.

Keep it here for more as it comes.

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  • Terminal

    Not enjoying the names behind it aside from Fincher, but I hope this is a bunch of new segments and not just a regurgitation of the old ones. The original is great the way it is.

  • Dr Malachi Constant

    This is one of the projects I’m most eagerly following. I fucking LOVE the first one, and the names attached to this update are pretty incredible.

    • Floydian Trip

      With Fincher, Snyder and Cameron on board with the possibility of Rob Zombie somebody needs to greenlight this thing. I loved the original as well.

  • DavidFullam

    Will the Cameron segment feature 7 foot tall blue horse people in 3D?