Re: New Heavy Metal animated movie from Robert Rodriguez
Well you also have to factor in that it's Robert Rodriguez. He had no problem showing female genitalia in Machete (although fleeting, it was definitely there, especially when Machete had that woman thrown over his shoulder), why would he balk at an animated film? The gore you don't even have to worry about, it will be there.
I think the thing you'd have to worry about is whether they really see this as cost-effective, fortunately since it is animated I assume it costs a fraction of what a live-action movie would. Still, a theatrical release is the kind of thing you'd have to worry about--it might indeed be more straight-to-DVD territory for the studio.