heavymetalmusicIs the world ready for a an updated trippy director/artist-cartoon mash-up, all influenced by European sex and drugs comics of the 70s and 80s?

Variety is reporting that Paramount is planning a new animated Heavy Metal film with segments directed by David Fincher (Seven, Zodiac), Tim Miller (Rockfish) and Kevin Eastman of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame (and coincidentally the owner and publisher of Heavy Metal). The new Heavy Metal film will consist of eight or nine individual animated short films that will mirror the format of the anthology magazine, which debuted in the U.S. in 1977 and brought a new level of sex, violence and sophistication to the world of U.S. comics to which it also introduced a number of key European creators including Moebius, Enki Bilal, Phillippe Druillet and Milo Manara to name just a few.


  1. With the surge in popularity in anime or DC comics & Marvel comics projects to DVD – I’m surprised that Eastman hasn’t thought of tackling DTV projects before with characters from Heavy Metal.



  2. I think Cheese is correct, and I hope it’s at least as good/influential as the first one.

    btw, if it’s not R rated, it will be a waste.

  3. Oh, for pity’s sake, Eastman — leave well enough alone.

    The original Heavy Metal can’t be improved upon. And we’ve already seen the dreck Eastman and his pneumatically enhanced bride will concoct when left to their own devices.

    F.A.K.K.2, indeed.