David Fincher spent years trying to get a Heavy Metal reboot off the ground, but that project never quite came to fruition. But based on what we're seeing in this new trailer for Fincher (and director Tim Miller)'s forthcoming Netflix animated series, Love, Death and Robots, that dream never really died. It's alive and well, and it looks fucking awesome.
Check it out, with the warning that this is probably NSFW:
Talk about sensory overload! There's quite a bit to dissect here, including (per the email we just received from Netflix) "sentient dairy products, rogue werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, sexy cyborgs, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from Hell." Yes, all of those are things we'd consider well within our wheelhouse, thank you. We'll take this now, please.
Here's what else the press release says:
"This spring, 18 animated short stories presented by Tim Miller (Deadpool, upcoming untitled Terminator sequel) and David Fincher (MINDHUNTER, Gone Girl, House of Cards) land on Netflix in it’s first ever animated adult anthology series. Love Death and Robots premieres March 15th only on Netflix.
The full roster of stories will cover a variety of adult topics including racism, government, war, free will, and human nature. The anthology collection spans the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres and each short has a unique animation style: from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI. The creators were assembled for a global calling for best in class animators from all over the world including artists from France, Korea, Hungary, Canada and the US among others. The series draws inspiration from the eclectic and provocative comic book material from the 1970's that influenced both Miller’s and Fincher’s formative interests in storytelling."
Folks, we could not be more excited about this one, and are further hyped to learn that Love, Death and Robots will be hitting Netflix on March 15th (here's their landing page, if that's something you're interested in looking at). Stay tuned for more on this one as we get closer to its release, along with our review once we've put our brains back together after viewing it.