Almost 30 years after it first rocked movie theaters, Paramount is bringing Heavy Metal back to the silver screen. Director David Fincher, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and Heavy Metal Magazine owner Kevin Eastman, and Tim Miller of Blur Studios will direct some of the individual animated segments that will make up the movie.
Per Variety, the film “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.”
Fincher, who recently directed Zodiac and the upcoming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, has quite the busy plate in front of him … he’s adapting the Charles Burns graphic novel Black Hole and is developing Torso and The Killer for Paramount. This will be the third Heavy Metal movie; a sequel to the 1981 flick came out in 2000. Like its predecessors, no doubt this one will feature a very loud soundtrack as well … I wonder what Sammy Hagar’s up to?