While word on the Heavy Metal front has been quiet since, Deadline Hollywood now reports that Fincher is once again looking for a financier and distributor. And -- no shock considering Cameron's involvement -- the whole thing will be done in 3-D animation. However, I wouldn't get so comfy over the directors quite yet. These names have been circling for years now, and I'm sure it'll all come down to availability, which might get tricky as they line other gigs up.
This latest incarnation "will consist of eight or nine individual animated segments, each by a different director, all of them infused with the spirit of the erotic and violent storylines that defined the magazine." That is, if it ever gets some money behind it. With Fincher, Verbinski, Snyder, and Cameron already interested, that's only half the segments. Who else would you like to see helm a segment?