No Heavy Metal At Paramount

David Fincher’s planned remake of the 1981 R-rated animated feature “Heavy Metal” has been ditched by Paramount Pictures.

Blur Studio’s Tim Miller, who’s handling the animation for the film, tells Entertainment Weekly that the project is now being shopped around to other studios because new production execs at Paramount feel it is too risque for mainstream audiences.

The plan remains to film 8-10 of the erotic and violent short stories from the fantasy magazine from which it gets its title and compile it into an anthology feature.

Fincher is set to direct one of the segments. Miller is confident the film will eventually see the light of day, saying that “David really believes in the project. It’s just a matter of time.”