The 1981 Heavy Steel anthology movie, based mostly 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 can hope for, plus scintillating ladies and a sick soundtrack.
In the course of the 2022 San Diego Comedian-Con, the publishing firm revealed the sizzle reel above to announce their new plans to launch a complete “Metalverse” of movie and TV merchandise based mostly on their intensive IP catalog. From the press release:
On the panel, attendees had been additionally handled to a sneak peek of the upcoming Heavy Steel animated tv sequence Moon Lake, created by award-winning actor-writer Dan Fogler and based mostly on his anthology graphic novel sequence. The horror comedy tv sequence, at present in growth and searching for distribution, is being co-produced by Heavy Steel, Fogler, Emmy and Peabody-winning Govt Producer Daniel Powell, and Emmy Award-winning animation studio Bardel Leisure, the studio behind hit reveals 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 protecting them endlessly entertained with surprising tales of ugly horror and hilarity.
“Simply as Heavy Steel Journal modified the best way the world checked out comedian books, and the way the ’81 animated movie Heavy Steel modified animation without end, Heavy Steel Studios is about to take the reins on dwell motion content material and push it far previous its present stagnation and into new heights. Issues won’t ever be the identical once more, once more,” stated Tommy Coriale, Heavy Steel’s President and Head of Studio.
The corporate additionally introduced some web3 crypto promotional stuff to assist construct the hype however, uhhh, I do not suppose BoingBoing readers shall be as enthusiastic about that facet of it.
Heavy Metal announces ‘Metalverse’ TV and movies coming soon [David Brooke / AIPT Comics]