Heavy Metal magazine getting rebooted with a focus on film and TV

Much like its contemporary Omni, sci-fi and fantasy magazine Heavy Metal is getting a reboot — but this time it’s going to be much more than a print publication. As Variety reports, the magazine has been sold to new owners, among them film producer Jeff Krelitz. And the plan is to leverage the Heavy Metal brand across a variety of media, including film and television, with a heavy focus on genre entertainment in the vein of studios like Legendary Pictures. “There are so many fans of Heavy Metal in the industry,” Krelitz told Variety. “It was the place that inspired them to become who they are now and has the potential to be so much more.”

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