David Fincher will direct one of the segments for Heavy Metal, an animated anthology feature based on the stores of a 1970s sci-fi magazine of the same name. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will direct another, while Tim Miller of Blur Studios will helm a third. Variety reports that there should be eight or nine segments in all, each with a different director.
Heavy Metal is expected to be marked "by the erotic and violent storylines and images that remain the trademark [of the magazine]." Some of the writers and artists that contributed to the magazine include Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, and H.R. Giger.
Kevin Eastman is currently the owner and publisher of the Heavy Metal Magazine. Blur Studios will oversee the actual animation for what is being developed as an "R-rated, adult-themed feature."
Sounds good to me. I just hope they get a few more experienced directors in their lineup. Fincher is a great step in the right direction, but Miller has only directed one feature, and Eastman's never directed anything as far as I know.