David Fincher is currently in the process of bringing together a group of talented directors to take on a new film version of 'Heavy Metal'. Paramount Picture recently kicked the project to the curb but was then picked up by Sony Pictures. We have been covering news about this new film for awhile now and it seems like it is definitely going to happen. We have a recent update from Kevin Eastman on the project. Eastman is the co-creator of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and he is the current owner, editor, and publisher of Heavy Metal Magazine. It is rumored that he will direct one of the segments from the movie. But here is what he says:
"Right now, David has a grand plan and he's asked us to sort of keep those cards close to our chest until the right announcement comes out, but what I can tell you is that part of the frustrating part of going through the studio system, which David knows more than Tim (Miller) and I. Guys like Zack Snyder and Gore Verbinski and Mark Osborne have committed to come on board and direct sequences in this. There are three other directors, that I can't tell you yet, but will be jaw-dropping when we can tell you.
I am really interested to see who they go. If it is jaw dropping news then they must be big name filmmakers.
"David has put together a program that is pretty outstanding and it's sort of fascinating for guys like Tim and I, who have worked at the studio level, at a number of levels, but never at a David Fincher level. Whereas we would've probably agreed to the deal seven versions ago, David is still negotiating and it's like, 'Oh my God, we just want to do this movie,' but, all kidding aside, that's why we're working with David. Not only does he have just a brilliant vision, and a great sense of storytelling but he's very committed to doing this right. We don't want to spend $50 million and not blow everybody out of the water with this project. I'd guess within the next 30 days would be the official announcement of what's going on and where it's going, and then we can talk again."
I can't wait to hear who they got and what they come up with for this new 'Heavy Metal movie. Who do you think they are bringing on to direct? Who would you like to see direct a short film for the project?