David Fincher and Blur Studios rock out to Heavy Metal

Variety reports that Fight Club and Zodiac director David Fincher is "spearheading" a new movie based on the anthology comics magazine Heavy Metal, which previously spawned a 1981 film and a cheeseball, low-budget 2000 animated film.

The new film will be an anthology, like the original, with eight or nine animated shorts, with Tim Miller and Blur Studios on the animation chores. Also like the original, the film is "being conceived as an R-rated, adult-themed feature": meaning you should expect boobs and violence. Miller and Blur have created several animated short films, including A Gentleman’s Duel (available at iTunes) and the awesome (if plotless) Rockfish, seen here courtesy AtomFilms:

Fincher, Miller, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and Heavy Metal publisher Kevin Eastman will produce, and each will direct a segment, as well, with other directors to be named later. Miller is also working on a feature-length version of Rockfish, while Fincher remains attached to a billion and one other projects. Paramount Pictures acts as the money men.

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Posted on March 13, 2008 at 22:44 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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