Heavy Metal (2015)

Heavy Metal Synopsis

A group of filmmakers will come together with Kevin Eastman to make an all-new animated film inspired by the sci-fi fantasy magazine "Heavy Metal," with director David Fincher spearheading the project.

Heavy Metal will be stamped by the erotic and violent storylines and images that remain the trademark of a magazine that debuted in the U.S. in 1977. The film will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each of which will be directed by a different director - for what is being conceived as an R-rated, adult-themed feature.

The magazine previously spawned a 1981 animated feature and 2000 sequel.

Heavy Metal will be stamped by the erotic and violent storylines and images that remain the trademark of a magazine that debuted in the U.S. in 1977. The film will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each of which will be directed by a different director - for what is being conceived as an R-rated, adult-themed feature.

The magazine previously spawned a 1981 animated feature and 2000 sequel.

UPDATE: Hi, this is Robert Rodriguez...

I recently acquired the rights to Heavy Metal to make a large-scale media project and an animated film. I've always been a fan of Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal magazine.

I think one of the ideas I always believed in, is international artists coming together to show their best work. And when I ask other fans what they think, they all want to work on it. So I thought it would be really cool if everyone got the chance.

So what I'm doing with this website is having you submit ideas for stories, characters, or worlds that we can use in these projects or in the animated film. In any which way you can put together: written out, drawn, maybe even shot. You know, the more you can do to get the idea across, the better because I'd really like to make this a collaborative effort.

Some of the stories we're working on already, but I'm leaving a slot open for the audience who has been so good to Heavy Metal and who has always believed in Heavy Metal and what it could be. And i think it would be great if we all participated together and made this the best version of Heavy Metal that ever existed.

So I hope you can join us for...Heavy Metal.

Latest 'Heavy Metal' News

Comic-Con: Heavy Metal Reboot Poster and Classic Action Figure from Retroband

Comic-Con: Heavy Metal Reboot Poster and Classic Action Figure from Retroband

Swedish artist Kilian Eng illustrated this first Heavy Metal reboot one-sheet, which will be released during Comic-Con this week.
Heavy Metal Film Project Being Shopped Around Once Again

Heavy Metal Film Project Being Shopped Around Once Again

Directors such as James Cameron, Zack Snyder and David Fincher will direct segments for the film.
James Cameron Directing a Portion of Heavy Metal

James Cameron Directing a Portion of Heavy Metal

The director is coming on to co-produce and co-direct the remake.
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Eastman Gives Heavy Metal Updates

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Eastman Gives Heavy Metal Updates

The producer reveals that the anticipated project is very close to getting off the ground.
Paramount Drops David Fincher's Heavy Metal Adaptation

Paramount Drops David Fincher's Heavy Metal Adaptation

The director is now currently shopping the project around other studios.
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