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Macek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 21, 1951. He worked at California State University Fullerton as a librarian of popular culture, and co-editor of 1979’s McGill’s Survey of the Cinema and Film Noir-An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (1979). He also wrote the book The Art of Heavy Metal: Animation for the Eighties. He became involved with anime in 1985 when he revised and edited three separate Japanese anime series, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada, into a three-generation Robotech Wars storyline. The popular series was produced in 1985 by Harmony Gold in association with Tatsunoko Prod. Co., Ltd. Macek also produced Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (which combined Space Pirate »
According to Deadline, director David Fincher (Fight Club) 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, »
- BrentJS Sprecher
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