Heavy Metal

(2015)

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.

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

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

A teaser poster for the upcoming Heavy Metal reboot has surfaced. Swedish artist Kilian Eng illustrated this one-sheet, which will be made available at this year's Comic-Con.

Along with the poster, the Heavy Metal, the amazing independent toy maker, Retroband, has created single-edition action figures based on characters from the classic film including Taarna, Harry Canyon, and the B-17 Gunner.

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‘Heavy Metal’ Film Project Being Shopped Around Once Again

We spoke with Kevin Eastman last year who gave us some updates on the Heavy Metal film project and now it seems there is finally a new update. Deadline New York is reporting that the project is being shopped around once more.

We also reported last year that James Cameron was set to direct a segment of the film and that report also listed Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski, Mark Osborne and Jack Black as segment directors as well. While this new story only lists Cameron and Snyder, but it was said that the film 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." It was also said the film will be shot for 3D animation.

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James Cameron Directing a Portion of ‘Heavy Metal’

Paramount Pictures will 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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Eastman Gives ‘Heavy Metal’ Updates

Earlier today I spoke with Kevin Eastman, who spoke about his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7 DVD set that hits the shelves on May 12. He also revealed that the highly-anticipated Heavy Metal film project that he's producing along with David Fincher and Tim Miller is finally nearing a start date and we should expect an announcement very soon. Here's what Eastman had to say.

Kevin Eastman: Right now, David has a grand plan and he's asked us to sort of keep those cards close to our chest until the right announcement comes out, but what I can tell you is that part of the frustrating part of going through the studio system, which David knows more than Tim (Miller) and I. Guys like Zack Snyder and Gore Verbinski and Mark Osborne have committed to come on board and direct sequences in this. There are three other directors, that I can't tell you yet, but will be jaw-dropping when we can tell you. David has put together a program that is pretty outstanding and it's sort of fascinating for guys like Tim and I, who have worked at the studio level, at a number of levels, but never at a David Fincher level. Whereas we would've probably agreed to the deal seven versions ago, David is still negotiating and it's like, 'Oh my God, we just want to do this movie,' but, all kidding aside, that's why we're working with David. Not only does he have just a brilliant vision, and a great sense of storytelling but he's very committed to doing this right. We don't want to spend $50 million and not blow everybody out of the water with this project. I'd guess within the next 30 days would be the official announcement of what's going on and where it's going, and then we can talk again.

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Paramount Drops David Fincher's ‘Heavy Metal’ Adaptation

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