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James Cameron Goes Heavy Metal
Joins David Fincher and Zack Snyder

07 June 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Film School Rejects

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The mooted portmanteau movie based on Heavy Metal - the influential and infamous sci-fi-and-boobs anthology comic - has gained James Cameron as a director, according to an interview with Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Ninja Turtles and current owner of HM's print version.  David Fincher, Zack Snyder and Gore Verbinski are also aboard.

The movie will feature several story segments, a la Sin City, with the directors taking one each and Cameron doubling as executive producer. Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda, is also said to be re-teaming with Jack Black for a comedy slot. There were previous Heavy Metal movies in 1981 and 2000 (although the latter went straight to video), but with these guys on board we're hoping for more this time.  

In the other direction, mentalist Chilean film director Alejandro Jodorowsky has a lengthy story in the current (July) issue of the magazine, illustrated by Milo Manara.  It's pure filth.  Sweet!


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RE: RE:
Hmm sounds quite interesting..... Do you think I can still get hold of some of the comics somehow? More

Posted by MartyW at 22:49 on 15 June 2009 | Report This Post

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L: MartyW Can someone please elaborate on this Heavy Metal anthology comic? Ive neva heard of it. But with directors like James Cameron and David Fincher on board it HAS to be good!! :o) Never heard of it? Wow. Well, it's essentially the US version of  French comics magazine called urlantarried on it's own right. It generally showcased the work of a lot of Eurocomics creators from urlantost famous being Jean Giraud, aka Moebius who did design work on Ridley Scott's i], and Luc Bes More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 19:11 on 08 June 2009 | Report This Post

This is all sounding great! Let hope that Taarna and her giant duck return!!! Good Nyborg man!! More

Posted by Big Red at 15:15 on 08 June 2009 | Report This Post

OH YEAH.......
BRING....IT.....ON!!!!!!!! More

Posted by ROTGUT at 12:33 on 08 June 2009 | Report This Post

I think my heart has stopped
I only read the title of the article and the shivers shot up my spine. 12 Years without a non-documentary film from Cameron then he brings us Avatar and then goes to direct a segment on Heavy Metal. Headbangers rejoice! More

Posted by elmwood2309 at 21:37 on 07 June 2009 | Report This Post

Um .... What?
Can someone please elaborate on this Heavy Metal anthology comic? Ive neva heard of it. But with directors like James Cameron and David Fincher on board it HAS to be good!! :o) More

Posted by MartyW at 21:04 on 07 June 2009 | Report This Post

Oh Good God....
I Appear To Have Wee'd a Little Bit. More

Posted by BrooksyTHX1138 at 20:10 on 07 June 2009 | Report This Post

Oh Good God....
I Appear To Have Wee'd a Little Bit. More

Posted by BrooksyTHX1138 at 20:04 on 07 June 2009 | Report This Post

Best news ever
Seriously. This is epic. Majorly badass fantasy action stories (and boobs) are on the horizon :D More

Posted by O_Goncho at 18:19 on 07 June 2009 | Report This Post

4 amazing directors. this can really only kick ass. they better not hold back on the major boobage! More

Posted by PhantomPope at 17:22 on 07 June 2009 | Report This Post

YES YES YES YES YES!!! Freakin loved the first Heavy Metal and was reeeeeeeeeally looking forward to this one already, what with Fincher and Snyder attached, but JAMES CAMERON AS WELL??!?!??!!? More

Posted by lona_no_friends at 15:27 on 07 June 2009 | Report This Post

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