Cameron Signs on to Heavy Metal

James Cameron has joined director David Fincher as co-executive producer on a new Heavy Metal feature film and is also set to direct a segment.

Cameron joins a distinguished lineup of filmmakers already signed on to the project, which like the 1981 original will be an animated anthology of adult sci-fi and fantasy segments, reports Film School Rejects via an interview with Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and owner of Heavy Metal magazine.

Already on board are Watchmen and 300 director Zack Snyder and Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski, while Jack Black and Kung Fu Panda co-director Mark Osborne are set to do a comedy episode.

The 1981 original film is a cult classic animated feature that adapted the sexed up sci-fi of the magazine, which originated in France as a showcase for such comics artists as Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud and Richard Corben.