The live-action series Metal Hurlant Chronicles has finally solidified a debut date; unfortunately it won’t be in the States. Based on the French comics anthology Metal Hurlant (translated directly as “screaming metal” and known in the States as Heavy Metal), Metal Hurlant Chronicles will debut in France with talks to expand into the UK and Germany. Each 26-minute long episode will center on one heroic arc in a world that combines a Game of Thrones-type fantasy setting with sci-fi elements. Directed by Guillaume Lubrano and starring Scott Adkins, Michael Jai white, Rutger Hauer, Darren Shahlavi and Matt Mullins, Metal Hurlant Chronicles is finally seeing the light this month. Hit the jump to watch the teaser and trailer.
The trailer has been around for a while now, but the new teaser and synopsis come courtesy of Quiet Earth. Here’s a look at the synopsis, the teaser and the trailer (which features “major boobage”):
The upcoming live action sci-fi television series Métal Hurlant Chronicles (WE Productions / Humanoids / Sony Pictures TV), aka HEAVY METAL, adapted from the French graphic novels by legendary comic book artist Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud. Directed by Guillaume Lubrano and starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Sin City, Batman Begins), Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis, Fringe, Warehouse 13, CSI: Miami), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2, The Bourne Supremacy, X-Men: Origins), Michael Jai White (Spawn, The Dark Knight), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D, The Italian Job, Smallville), David Belle (Prince of Persia, Bablyon A.D.), James Marsters (Buffy, Angel, Smallville, Torchwood, Hawaii Five O), Darren Shahlavi (300, Mortal Kombat Legacy, Arrow).