Heavy Metal Returns…Sort Of

Metal Hurlant, the 70’s & 80’s French magazine that gave birth to an American equivalent in Heavy Metal, is being brought to life as a live-action French anthology television show reports Variety.

“Metal Hurlant Chronicles” has already been pre-sold in twenty territories with the half-hour segments to be shot in French and English. Each episode will adapt one or two stories originally published in the magazine. The Guillaume Lubrano-directed pilot for example adapts ‘Red Light’ and ‘Cold Hard Facts’ with David Belle and Jean Yves Berteloot starring.

The twelve episodes of the first two seasons will be delivered in January 2012. Negotiations for a US distributor are ongoing.

The David Fincher-produced film adaptation of “Heavy Metal” is still stuck in development.