Heavy Metal magazine is legendary. The magazine even inspired a 1981 film (coincidentally entitled Heavy Metal) that was a collection of dark fantasy stories.
Today, Film School Rejects reports that the film will have segments directed by Fincher, James Cameron, Zack Snyder, and Gore Verbinski. Also, there will be a comedy segment featuring Mark Osborne and Jack Black from “Tenacious D.”
All right, if you aren’t excited for this…if there isn’t at least ONE of these directors who butters your bread…well, there’s little hope for you.
The news came out of an interview with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” co-creator Kevin Eastman. Click HERE to find the whole interview.
I am ashamed to say I haven’t seen the original Heavy Metal film, but I will absolutely run right out to find it. These kinds of movies are almost always a blast, filled with short, tightly written stories directed by talented filmmakers who have the time and resources to squeeze every interesting idea from the material. And with an anthology coming from this kind of a talent pool, how can it be anything less than great?