Direct from the "how awesome is this?!" files, "Heavy Metal" publisher and editor Kevin Eastman has announced that Zack Snyder, David Fincher and Gore Verbinski are on board to direct three segments of the currently-in-development revamp of "Heavy Metal," based on the classic comic magazine and 1981 adult-themed animation masterpiece which served as a visual representation of the three elements of Metal -- sex, drugs and rock & roll.
According to a piece on Slashfilm, in addition to a geek-drool-worthy line-up of directors attached thus far (which, as with the original version, the updated film is rumored to be an anthology made up of four or five different, self-contained stories), Eastman also said that after some disagreements with Paramount that nearly caused a falling out, "Heavy Metal" is officially back on at the studio.
While the report was light on actual quotes from Eastman, the underground comic icon did say, "there’s more on the director front — but I’ll hold off to share more with you shortly.” Stay tuned for more on "Heavy Metal" -- this looks like it's gonna be a big one!
So who do you think would make for a good addition to the roster on "Heavy Metal?" Are you excited about the remake? We wanna hear from you guys on this one!