Fincher Does Some 'Heavy Metal'

Don't even think you've heard it all yet: The news came out as early as the beginning of 2008 when Fincher revealed in an interview that he was interested to helm a new film-adaption of the "Heavy Metal" sci-fi fanatasy comics. That's what we already knew. But now Variety has published some further details -- and wow, do they sound sweet!

The good news is, it looks like this project is moving forward far quicker than anyone could have hoped. A small (no, very small) downside is that Fincher will mostly "spearhead" the production, which means, he will not be the sole director of the show:

The film will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each of which will be directed by a different helmer.

Fincher will direct one of the segments; Kevin Eastman, the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" co-creator who is now owner and publisher of Heavy Metal, will direct another. So will Tim Miller, whose Blur Studios will handle the animation for what is being conceived as an R-rated, adult-themed feature.

In my head this description makes it sound like some bizarre but very promising hybrid of films like "The Animatrix" and "Sin City". What I really love is to see different directors tackling the material in the same film, which I always find very inspiring. And that good things flurish under Fincher's influence we know since BMW's "The Hire".

Variety also reports the further directors will be locked in shortly ... and I really can't wait to see who they decide on. To be honest, with Fincher helming this you can say for sure that he will pick incredibly talented people for the director's chair and it's still quite unlike to guess in advance who these people will be. But -- to have a little fun, why not do some guessing:

  • Joseph Kosinski?
  • Joe Carnahan?
  • Tarsem Singh?
  • Juan Antonio Bayona?
  • Spike Jonze?
  • Sebastian Strasser?
  • Zack Snyder?

  • What do you guys think? And even more interesting: Who would you guys love to see in the director's chair beside Fincher?

    Thanks a great many times to J.D. for contributing this link:
    Variety -- Paramount & Fincher put pedal to 'Metal'


    1. i´m a fan so maybe it doesn´t count, but christopher nolan for sure. i would love to see a "handheld" animation.

    2. darren aronofsky, richard kelly, tim burton, david cronenberg, david lynch, john carpenter, fernando meirelles, ji-woon kim, robert rodriguez, chan-wook park, george romero, quentin tarantino, john woo, alex proyas, the wachowskis, wolfgang petersen, spike jonze, jonathan dayton and valerie faris, michel gondry, anton corbijn, paul verhoeven, peter jackson, christopher nolan, ridley scott, trent reznor, adam jones, cameron crowe, mark romanek, richard donner, william friedkin, and the crew who created the God of war video games

    3. good call on the "god of war" team, anonymous...