Friday, July 22, 2011

"Heavy Metal" : The Media Project

Producer Robert Rodriquez has confirmed he has acquired screen rights to "Heavy Metal" magazine, to develop into an animated feature and 'media project', in collaboration with "Heavy Metal" rights holder Kevin Eastman, co-creator of "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" :

"I've always been a fan of 'Heavy Metal' and 'Heavy Metal' magazine," said Rodriguez @ the San Diego Comic-Con.

"I think one of the ideas I always believed in, is international artists coming together to show their best work. And when I ask other fans what they think, they all want to work on it. So I thought it would be really cool if everyone got the chance.

"So what I'm doing with this website is having you submit ideas for stories, characters, or worlds that we can use in these projects or in the animated film. In any which way you can put together: written out, drawn, maybe even shot. You know, the more you can do to get the idea across, the better because I'd really like to make this a collaborative effort.

"Some of the stories we're working on already, but I'm leaving a slot open for the audience who has been so good to 'Heavy Metal' and who has always believed in 'Heavy Metal' and what it could be. And i think it would be great if we all participated together and made this the best version of 'Heavy Metal' that ever existed."

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