David Fincher is talking about his 'Heavy Metal' film project

by Joey Paur

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We reported earlier that David Fincher is trying to get a new and updated badass ‘Heavy Metal' movie into production. So far Zack Snyder and Gore Verbinski are also down to direct segments of ‘Heavy Metal' animated feature. We have heard Kevin Eastman talk about the project but this is the first time we hear from Fincher himself. He talked to MTV recently and here is what he had to say:

"We're still trying to get that made,"


So it has not come up out of the development stage yet. At least they haven't given up on it yet. When asked what story he would be interested in directing he says:

"I'm ready to bat clean-up. I'm ready to do whatever story no one else wants to do. We have like twenty-four stories and artwork for it. Zack Snyder is picking one and I think Verbinski has one that he likes. We're seeing where it ends up. I have time to do one or two and I have dibs on eight or nine, so somewhere in there we'll figure it out if we can ever get the money together."


It's good to know he is excited and gun ho about this thing. Money is the driving factor for any project, so yeah I hope they get it together as well. I wonder what kind of budget they are looking at. Because Fincher is hoping to push digital animation into the future with it.

"The world will at some point be ready for something other than singing, furry f-king animals,"


I think America is the country that needs the biggest push for more adult oriented animated films. HBO's ‘Spawn', Marvel's ‘Hulk Vs.' series and the ‘Dead Space' animated movie are the most adult oriented animated films I have seen America pump out.

This new "Heavy Metal" movie would be the second animated feature based on the long-running comic magazine of the same name. The original film, which debuted in 1981, is a cult classic that pushed the limits of adult-themed animation with its nudity, sexuality, and violence.

Fincher goes on to talk about the influence that the magazine has had on some of the most popular Sci-Fi movies of all time.

"There's no ‘Blade Runner' without ‘Heavy Metal.' There's probably no ‘Alien.' It was such a fertile breeding ground," explained the director, noting the magazine's influence on today's digital animators. "Wherever you go in the world you go to any computer animation company and there lying around is ‘Heavy Metal' magazine."


I really hope this film comes together. It would be amazing to see what they actually come up with artistic wise with the technology we have today.

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