"Heavy Metal" Rides Again

In 1981 Columbia pictures did an erotic/horror animated film based on the dark fantasy/ erotica comic book "Heavy Metal." It became a cult hit. A sequel in 2000 was also made, but not as critically acclaimed.

Now, according to Variety, Paramount is going to take a stab at doing an animated version of the fantasy mag.

"Heavy Metal" will be stamped by the erotic and violent storylines and images that remain the trademark of a magazine that debuted in the U.S. in 1977. The mag introduced the works of American artists and writers such as Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison and H.R. Giger.

Var reports director David Fincher is helming this remake and will be directing one of the nine individual animated segments that will comprise the film, being conceived as an R-rated feature.

It will be interesting to see how this film looks, considering the developments in animation technology that exists today, compared to what was done in 1981. However, doing an adult-themed animated film is a risky endavor and the costs involved to make this remake are going to have to be carefully controlled. If they can get some great artists involved, this could be huge.

Or it could be a colossal flop.

As always, stay tuned.

1 comment:

Brian Fitzpatrick said...

I thought the original was groundbreaking... Heavy Metal 2000 not so much. So this one could go either way... I'm sure I'll watch it, but whether I enjoy it remains to be seen. :)

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