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James Cameron Joins ‘Heavy Metal’ Directors

Posted by Brian on 06/08/2009

Heavy MetalSource: Film School Rejects

File this in the “David Fincher is the most awesome guy in Hollywood” category. Considering this film almost didn’t get made at all, I love Fincher’s tenacity and love for this project. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, recently spoke exclusively with Film School Rejects about Fincher’s version of Heavy Metal.

Eastman’s words (via FSR):

“I’ve got breaking news that Fincher and James Cameron are going to be Co-Executive Producers on the film. Fincher will direct one. Cameron will direct one. Zack Snyder is going to direct one and Gore Verbinski is going to. Mark Osborne and Jack Black from Tenacious D are going to do a comedy segment for the film. Three other directors have agreed but we haven’t signed them, but they’re equally as jaw-dropping. So we’re on cloud nine to be working with such an amazing amount of talent.”

It’s been known for awhile that Verbinski and Snyder were circling the project, but the inclusion of James Cameron makes this one of the coolest films currently in development. They’ve already promised this is gonna be an “R” rated feature, so I’m really interested in what all of these directors bring to the table. It seems like an amazing line-up, though.

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