A while back rumors were floating around the internet that a sequel of sorts was in production for the 80s animated feature 'Heavy Metal'. For those not in the know 'Heavy Metal' is a long running comic series that pushes the boundaries of taste when it comes to nudity, violence and psychedelic visuals. In 1981 an (adults only) animated film was produced that cobbled together several different short stories from the comic into one clusterfuck of a movie which has since become a cult classic.
Well it seems that David Fincher (director of 'Fight Club' et al), Gore Verbinski ('Pirates of the Caribbean') and Zack Snyder ('300') are all interested in bringing the sequel to the screen.
From an MTV interview with Fincher
“I’m ready to bat clean-up. I’m ready to do whatever story no one else wants to do. We have like twenty-four stories and artwork for it. Zack Snyder is picking one and I think Verbinski has one that he likes. We’re seeing where it ends up. I have time to do one or two and I have dibs on eight or nine, so somewhere in there we’ll figure it out if we can ever get the money together.”
If you are a 'Heavy Metal' fanboy and are currently jumping for joy, let me just throw a bucket of cold, hard facts at you and douse that enthusiasm. Firstly, Fincher himself claims the project has yet to pass the planning stages.
“We’re still trying to get that made,”
And Secondly do you really think any studio in Hollywood is going to fund a movie like this when every Pixar-inspired fluffy animal fest pulls in $100 million but critically acclaimed "grown-up" animation like '$9.99' and 'Waltz with Bashir' barely register at the box office?