Heavy Metal magazine is taking another crack at movie making

The 1981 Heavy Metal anthology movie, primarily based on the favored science fiction / fantasy journal of the identical identify, was the stuff of legends amongst my pal group rising within the late 90s. It had the edginess of underground comix, with all of the nerdy goodness you may hope for, plus scintillating girls and a sick soundtrack.

During the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, the publishing firm revealed the sizzle reel above to announce their new plans to launch a complete “Metalverse” of movie and TV merchandise primarily based on their in depth IP catalog. From the press launch:

At the panel, attendees have been additionally handled to a sneak peek of the upcoming Heavy Metal animated tv collection Moon Lake, created by award-winning actor-writer Dan Fogler and primarily based on his anthology graphic novel collection. The horror comedy tv collection, at present in improvement and searching for distribution, is being co-produced by Heavy Metal, Fogler, Emmy and Peabody-winning Executive Producer Daniel Powell, and Emmy Award-winning animation studio Bardel Entertainment, the studio behind hit exhibits like Rick and Morty and Teen Titans Go!. Moon Lake is a thirty-minute animated TV present hosted by the Man within the Moon, a farcical character paying homage to iconic TV anthology hosts of the previous who has been held captive by “moon-men” since childhood. He prevents these aliens from attacking Earth by retaining them endlessly entertained with surprising tales of ugly horror and hilarity

“Just as Heavy Metal Magazine changed the way the world looked at comic books, and how the ’81 animated film Heavy Metal changed animation forever, Heavy Metal Studios is about to take the reins on live action content and push it far past its current stagnation and into new heights. Things will never be the same again, again,” stated Tommy Coriale, Heavy Metal’s President and Head of Studio.

The firm additionally introduced some web3 crypto promotional stuff to assist construct the hype however, uhhh, I do not suppose BoingBoing readers might be as enthusiastic about that facet of it.

Heavy Metal broadcasts ‘Metalverse’ TV and films coming quickly [David Brooke / AIPT Comics]

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