In a surprising career move, acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher is trying his hand in animation.

Following news that his upcoming World War Z sequel has been canned, the director, best known for The Social NetworkFight Club and Gone Girl, has announced a new project in partnership with Netflix, called Love, Death + Robots

This collaboration with Tim Miller (Deadpool) certainly looks interesting if the 60-second NSFW teaser is anything to go by – purely because it’s difficult to know exactly what it is. Flickering at a breakneck pace, the trailer features pulsating electronic music and rapid cuts, meaning it is hard to get a grip of any of the stories, leaving the audience simultaneously intrigued and baffled.  

The anthology series will comprise of 18 separate short films, ranging from five to 15 minutes in length, with each instalment being made by crews from a range of different countries. There’s no news on who the contributors are, but the differing styles of animation found in the trailer mean there’s something for everyone – if they’re old enough to watch it that is. 

Netflix themselves have published a press release, which reads; “The full roster of stories will cover a variety of adult topics including racism, government, war, free will, and human nature. The anthology collection spans the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres and each short has a unique animation style: from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI … The series draws inspiration from the eclectic and provocative comic book material from the 1970’s that influenced both Miller’s and Fincher’s formative interests in storytelling.” 

Love, Death + Robots will be released on March 15, with all episodes presumably being available at the same time. To get a flavour (if that’s even possible) of the show, then watch the manic trailer below – it must be noted that it has been rated as red band and is therefore not suitable for anyone under the age of 15. 

In other entertainment news, a trailer for the upcoming second season of Killing Eve has just dropped, and we can’t wait to wait watch it.