MTV spoke to David Fincher about his involvement with the newest movie version of the comic Heavy Metal and what his part may be, as well as who gets what story between himself and co-directors Gore Verbinski and Zack Snyder.
It looks like there’s currently no movement on the project as all of these directors are very busy men, but Fincher says they are “…trying to get that made,” so it is still happening for sure.
In regard to his part and what story he covers, Fincher said …
Iâ€™m ready to bat clean-up. Iâ€™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. Weâ€™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 weâ€™ll figure it out if we can ever get the money together.
On top of that, Fincher explains why Heavy Metal is so important …
Thereâ€™s no â€˜Blade Runnerâ€™ without â€˜Heavy Metal.â€™ Thereâ€™s probably no â€˜Alien.â€™ It was such a fertile breeding ground. Wherever you go in the world you go to any computer animation company and there lying around is â€˜Heavy Metalâ€™ magazine.
Sounds like a pretty sick project is developing here. It seems David Fincher also wants to see more adult-themed animated movies coming around, putting it perfectly — “The world will at some point be ready for something other than singing, furry fucking animals.”