According to Deadline, director David Fincher
) is once again shopping around a new animated feature inspired by the 1981 movie Heavy Metal
, now in 3-D. Like the original, Fincher's adult-oriented movie will include a collection of science fiction and fantasy shorts by different directors, accompanied by a rock and roll-themed score.
Fincher has been working on putting together a new Heavy Metal
for at least two years now, initially setting up the project at Paramount. However, because of Fincher's insistence on the movie being R-rated, Paramount dropped the project in July 2008.
The movie seemed to be back on track in April 2009 when it was announced that Gore Verbinski
and Zack Snyder
were attached to direct segments of the anthology. The project got a further boost in August with the addition of director James Cameron
. However, there was nothing more heard about Fincher's Heavy Metal
after that August announcement,