Heavy Metal (2013)

A group of filmmakers will come together with Kevin Eastman to make an all-new animated film inspired by the sci-fi fantasy magazine Heavy Metal, with director David Fincher spearheading the project.

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 film will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each of which will be directed by a different director - for what is being conceived as an R-rated, adult-themed feature.

The magazine previously spawned a 1981 animated feature and 2000 sequel.

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 film will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each of which will be directed by a different director - for what is being conceived as an R-rated, adult-themed feature.

The magazine previously spawned a 1981 animated feature and 2000 sequel.

UPDATE: Hi, this is Robert Rodriguez...

I recently acquired the rights to Heavy Metal to make a large-scale media project and an animated film. I've always been a fan of Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal magazine.

I think one of the ideas I always believed in, is international artists coming together to show their best work. And when I ask other fans what they think, they all want to work on it. So I thought it would be really cool if everyone got the chance.

So what I'm doing with this website is having you submit ideas for stories, characters, or worlds that we can use in these projects or in the animated film. In any which way you can put together: written out, drawn, maybe even shot. You know, the more you can do to get the idea across, the better because I'd really like to make this a collaborative effort.

Some of the stories we're working on already, but I'm leaving a slot open for the audience who has been so good to Heavy Metal and who has always believed in Heavy Metal and what it could be. And i think it would be great if we all participated together and made this the best version of Heavy Metal that ever existed.

So I hope you can join us for...Heavy Metal. More »
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  1. Bryce McQueen

    I think we need some more Taarakians. Also the South Park guys put it on South Park so they must be fans. Have them do something. But just thanks for bringing it back.

    6 months agoby @Bryce-McQueenFlag

  2. Marcus Davies

    Space marines are doing a routine patrol around Trovious IV when they notice a new moon on the far side. They are ordered to go sweep it out. When they land it's dark, foggy and quiet. When one of the marines leans on a wall he activates a switch that opens a large door leading deep into the moon. They go in, but don't last long. Unknown creatures attack the platoon. All are killed accept one. He puts up a good fight and throws a grenade, one of the creatures catches it and throws it right back at him. He's blown into bits. The creatures drag what's left of him back to their lair just before he's about to die. They throw him on the operating table and get to work. When they are finished they take a good look at what they have created. The ultimate infiltration cyborg. After years of service the creatures send the cyborg onto the DESTROYER III a large military space station with information that is vital to the creatures victory. Then the cyborg gets his memory back when he realizes he just killed his old girlfriend. He goes back and takes revenge on the creatures, kills their leader and blows up the moon. He is then rewarded by the military and recruited as the defender of humanity.

    7 months agoby @Marcus-DaviesFlag

  3. Marcus Davies

    Planet Earth is overpopulated and flooded with poverty, pollution and wastelands. The newly formed G.O.E. (Government of Earth) has been building a massive space station to accommodate political leaders and democrats. The people of earth can't stand the thought of being left behind. A war hero who has defended Earth so many times before decides he's not gonna take it and starts his own militia and takes over the space station, leaves the selected members behind on Earth, and tries to find a new life among the stars and universe.

    7 months agoby @Marcus-DaviesFlag

  4. Jason York

    How do i pitch in for helping making characters?
    Im a pretty good artist and i already have a couple of good characters along with story line.
    Look me up on deviant art Xevion88.

    7 months agoby @Jason-YorkFlag

  5. Avrahama

    Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Was a fan of the original.

    4 years agoby @avrahamaFlag