David Fincher's Heavy Metal Movie Still Rocking, Now in 3-D
by Ethan Anderton
March 12, 2010
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?