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David Fincher's Heavy Metal Movie Still Rocking, Now in 3-D

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March 12, 2010

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We've heard random bits of news on this David Fincher led Heavy Metal remake for sometime, but when Paramount dropped the project back in 2008, it seemed like it was dead in the water. But now Deadline New York reports that the violent and erotic segmented project is still alive and kicking confirming that James Cameron and Zack Snyder are on board for directing segments, along with new information that the film is a bit more appealing because it will be entirely 3-D animation. Though other names like Guillermo Del Toro and Gore Verbinski have been tossed around for segments, their involvement still isn't confirmed.

Also still unconfirmed is the involvement of TMNT co-creator and Heavy Metal magazine publisher Kevin Eastman, as well as Tim Miller, who runs Blur Studios, the company originally set to handle the animation. A lot of deals still need to be made before this one comes through, but it seems a bit more likely now since 3-D is all the rage. Though the use of 3-D animation certainly makes it more appealing, the film will stick to the core 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 70's sci-fi fantasy magazine of the same name.

For now, Heavy Metal is still looking for a financier and distributor, but it will probably get some interest fairly quickly. We'll keep you up-to-date on all the latest as well, so stay tuned! Still excited to see this?

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  • Xerxex
    Is there no intergerity left in directors today? Are they all sucking the tit of 3-D? To be honest its a fucking distraction, and Heavy Metal does not belong in 3-D. Seeing this in 2-D, 3-D can die in a hovel.
  • People's Champ
    As long as it's better than HM 2000. Wonder what bands will be on the soundtrack?
  • Mau-Dee
    HM was all about illustration art... one or tow stories in 3D would be interesting but ALL of them? Cmon studios..you're gonna lose the true spirit of the source material. meh.. *
  • Mau-Dee
    (I meant two btw) typo :(
  • Gex
    3D? WTF? Come on, put some fucking effort into this for Christ's sake! If David Finch wants this to be a homage and true Heavy Metal entry like he wants it to be, he would be doing this shit in 2D, not this 3D bullshit. He gave into the 3D pressure? Grow some balls! If Studio Ghibli can do it with Ponyo, then surely a dedicated Hollywood director can do it too.
  • DiR3cT
    3D? I should have seen it coming. Curse 3D!
  • Meatcarnage
    this movie is one worthy of 3D.
  • Rob
    giant boobs in 3D may not be THAT bad.....
  • Gonnarentit
    Seriously, get over the 3D bitching people. Y'all can see it in 2D still, and my bet is they put in just as much effort to this film as they would have were it no a 3D film. The 3D bitch out is getting older than than the 3D itself.
  • Moe
    They better not make it PG-13, that would suck.
  • Aj Madonna
    I bet the title of the movie will be Heavy Meatl 3D  

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