James Cameron Joins The Team For A New Heavy Metal
Kevin Eastman’s brand new version of the 1981 film version of “Heavy Metal” already had a crazy group of talents set to direct segments based on the Sci-Fi comic featuring, as I best remember, awesome Sci-Fi boobage. Those ready to direct include Zack Snyder (Watchmen), David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, Ben Button), Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) Add to this list Mr. James Cameron, who will co-exec produce and also direct a segment. Since James is now pretty much all 3D, all the time, look for the whole movie to be in lovely digital 3D.
I recently watched the 1981 film version again and aside from the pretty good stories and sexy space girls, the animation really sucked. Still, it is near and dear to my heart for the excellent soundtrack that I still play, including the greatest Sci-Fi song ever written in my opinion, True Companion by Donald Fagen. I have included it below. This song will instantly transport you to Sci-Fi nirvana. It captures the entire dream. A life, traveling in the stellar dark. Great adventure, friendship and a wistful and melancholy desire for a perfect homeworld, far from the worries and concerns of adulthood. Thanks Slashfilm.
Crewmen of the true companion
I can see you’re tired of action
In this everlasting twilight
Home is just a sad abstraction.
Just beyond the troubled skyways
Young men dream of fire and star shine.
I’ve been dreaming of my own green world
Far across the reach of space time.