Teaser and Trailer for METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES Highlights the Action While the HEAVY METAL Adaptation Debuts Overseas

     September 5, 2012


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).


  • LEM

    Looks like an “Undisputed” sequel.

  • cap


  • Elitist Prick

    Spartacus: Blood and Robots?

  • Alex

    Fight choreography, production design and post production are great, but direction and editing is is not kinetic. You know that feeling when you watch an actor who is too conscious in front of the camera and you can’t get into the film? Will, here it’s the over-conscious directing/editing that is really ruining it for me. This reminds me of Conan, I had really high expectations for a fantasy vfx romp, but the anemic editing/directing made me walk out of the theatre. Hopefully I’m wrong about this one.

  • TheDaddy

    The Loc Nar is mine.

  • Oldcastle

    What is the name of the song in this trailer?