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David Fincher has just signed on to yet another project. This time the director will be helming an animated film based on the fantasy magazine, ‘Heavy Metal.’ Like the ‘Animatrix’ and the upcoming ‘Batman: Gotham Knight,’ ‘Heavy Metal’ will be a collection of 8 or 9 animated shorts based on or influenced by the magazine, which has been in circulation since the 1970s and is now owned and run by Kevin Eastman (if that name sounds familiar then we’ll do the secret Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fanclub handshake later). Each of the shorts will be directed by a different director and the film is being produced by Fincher, Eastman and Tim Miller, head of Blur Studios. Does this seem to be a new direction for animated features?
‘Heavy Metal’ will be R-rated and adult-themed.