SDCC: Robert Rodriguez Takes Heavy Metal

Just announced in San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H, Robert Rodriguez has secured the rights to Heavy Metal and plans to develop the property at his newly-created Quick Draw Studios. He'll team with the magazine's owner (and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator) Kevin Eastman for the anthology film, but also wants fan input.

The official statement on the project with details on how you can be involved is available by clicking here and reads as follows:

I recently acquired the rights to Heavy Metal to make a large-scale media project and an animated film. I've always been a fan of Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal magazine.

I think one of the ideas I always believed in, is international artists coming together to show their best work. And when I ask other fans what they think, they all want to work on it. So I thought it would be really cool if everyone got the chance.

So what I'm doing with this website is having you submit ideas for stories, characters, or worlds that we can use in these projects or in the animated film. In any which way you can put together: written out, drawn, maybe even shot. You know, the more you can do to get the idea across, the better because I'd really like to make this a collaborative effort.

Some of the stories we're working on already, but I'm leaving a slot open for the audience who has been so good to Heavy Metal and who has always believed in Heavy Metal and what it could be. And i think it would be great if we all participated together and made this the best version of Heavy Metal that ever existed.

So I hope you can join us for…Heavy Metal.

Watch video Rodriguez's announcement in the player below.