During a recent interview with Film School Rejects, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman revealed that James Cameron is coming onboard to co-produce and direct a portion of the upcoming remake of Heavy Metal, along with himself, David Fincher and Tim Miller.
"I've got breaking news that Fincher and James Cameron are going to be Co-Executive Producers on the film. Fincher will direct one. Cameron will direct one. Zack Snyder is going to direct one and Gore Verbinski is going to. Mark Osborne and Jack Black from Tenacious D are going to do a comedy segment for the film. Three other directors have agreed but we haven't signed them, but they're equally as jaw-dropping. So we're on cloud nine to be working with such an amazing amount of talent."
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.
The magazine previously spawned a 1981 animated feature and 2000 sequel.