Zack Snyder Goes Heavy Metal! A big part of the excitement around the Watchmen movie comes from Zack Snyder's incredible shot-by-shot attention to detail. And he's already proven that he shines in a more CG-heavy film, like 300 . So the news that Snyder is on board to direct one of the segments in the new Heavy Metal animated film is pretty exciting. Also directing segments: Gore Verbinski and David Fincher. There's no studio on board yet, but with Snyder involved, it's looking more like a sure thing. [Heavy Metal via Cinemablend ]