You might not be aware of European comic artist Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, but if you're an anime/manga fan, you've seen the impressions of his work. He and Hayao Miyazaki are mutual admirers, as are he and Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. One of his most important works is his sci-fi collaboration with filmmaker/writer Alejandro Jodorowsky (Holy Mountain, El Topo), The Incal. It might also be familiar if you've seen The Fifth Element—Moebius and Jodorowsky sued Luc Besson over the similarity.
Pascal Blaishas produced an animated The Incal tribute trailer, which you can watch below:
A movie trailer project inspired by the graphic novel “The INCAL”, from Moebius and Jodorowsky.
A while ago, I reunited a bunch of the artists from the original “Heavy Metal” movie, to produce a trailer based upon this great work. Then I got busy building my company and it sat on shelf until a few months back, when I decided to revamp it with today’s digital punch.
Two sequences from the original “Heavy Metal” movie were borrowed from Moebius’s work; “The Long Tomorrow” story and “Arzach”. Given that till this day, Moebius and Jodorowsky are heralded as some of the world’s greatest Sci-Fi visionaries; it seems to me that a film, based on their work would be even more successful than one inspired by it.
Bringing these incredible artists’s work to the big screen, I am convinced would be a great success...so much so that I animated and directed this piece with other like artists.