New Heavy Metal animated movie from Robert Rodriguez

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  1. Hordakfan Registered

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    I hear somewhere that Robert Rodriguez got the rights for a new HM animated movie.

    Sounds interesting and i would love to see this as an anthology with different animation styles and different directors in each segment such as 2D, CGI, Clay animation, stop motion animation, sketchy, water-color, Flash and anime.

    I should see Rodriguez, Tarantino, Rob Zombie, Henry Selleck, Will Vinton, Yoshiaka Kawajari (Ninja Scroll with Wicked City and Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust fame), Bruce Timm, Michael Bay, Zack Snyder, that director of Chico and Rita and some others for the segments.
     
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    Pssh, I'll see it day one. Heavy Metal AND Robert Rodriguez?
     
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    Love Heavy Metal. Loved the original animated flick and the magazine. Question is, in todays political climate, will the animated graphic violence and full frontal nudity be portrayed like in the original ? Plus, what rock bands out now are worthy to be on the soundtrack ?
     
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    Well there is more gore/nudity in movies at this point than at any other point in history so I'd say you have little to worry about on that front.

    I doubt they will bother to try and get a PG-13 rating, as the only reason to do that would be to get more people in the seats and let's face it, they are going to be getting very few people seeing this in theaters.
     
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    I don't know Baramos, on premium cable shows like True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Spartacus, I would say Yes, there is more graphic violence and frontal nudity/sexual situations, but in today's motion pictures, I think it's a little more tame, well at least in the sex department . Todays movies have no problem showing extreme violence, but nudity , especially full frontal is still kinda taboo. The first Heavy Metal came out in 1981,when movies like Porky's and others had no problem showing Bush. Traditional 2D animated features rarely get theatrical releases these days, especially R-rated ones. I got a feeling this is either going to be watered down or released straight to Dvd like Heavy Metal : F.A.K.K.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm particularly curious as to what the soundtrack would be like. That is as much an element of Heavy Metal as the animation and stories themselves.
     
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    But who likes my idea to have this movie have different animation in each segment from 2D, sketchy, Flash (ala MLP), CGI, Clayanimation, Stop Motion and anime? sounds like an ideal experiment eh?

    And who likes my ideal choices for directors of each segment?
     
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    Everything sounds cool except for the CGI, CLaymation,and Stop-Motion.
     
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    I'm all for clay-mation and stop-motion.
     
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