David Fincher

Both David Fincher’s HBO ‘Utopia’ and ‘Video Synchronicity’ Might Be Dead

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 2 days ago
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We weren’t terribly broken up to learn that David Fincher’s ‘80s music comedy Video Synchronicity had halted production, though those angling for his and Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn’s take on U.K. series Utopia, complete with Rooney Mara in the lead, may be in for some bad news. Neither may happen now, as HBO may not see eye to eye with Fincher anymore

10 ‘House of Cards’ Facts to Whip Your Netflix Vote

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 3 days ago
Netflix's House of Cards seems tailor-made for the intricacy of American politics, but did you know the series originated in the U.K., or as a book before that? Or that much of the series subs in Baltimore, Maryland for Washington D.C.? Mind the train tracks for our 17th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which claws up the political food chain for Netflix's House of Cards!

David Fincher’s ‘Strangers on a Train’ Remake Won’t Be Happening Anytime Soon

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by Britt Hayes July 22, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
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Earlier this year, it was announced that the Gone Girl team of David Fincher, author / screenwriter Gillian Flynn and Ben Affleck would be combining their forces once again for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. The remake would offer a bit of a twist on the original, and it sounded like a very exciting project. You shouldn’t get too excited, though, because according to Flynn it’s going to be a while before this one happens.

‘Fight Club’ Rock Opera in the Works With David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Julie Taymor

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by Britt Hayes July 14, 2015 @ 7:54 PM
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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of plans for a Fight Club musical — director David Fincher has spoken about it for years, originally targeting the film’s 10th anniversary in 2009. That obviously didn’t happen, but according to author Chuck Palahniuk, we may be closer than ever to seeing the dream of a Fight Club rock opera made reality.

Rooney Mara in Talks to Headline HBO David Fincher-Gillian Flynn Drama ‘Utopia’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2015 @ 8:08 PM
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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything from the front of Gone Girl pair David Fincher and Gillian Flynn’s Utopia adaptation at HBO, but with Fincher’s Video Synchronicity seemingly on ice, Utopia may again rise. And what better way to get things moving, than reuniting with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara?

David Fincher HBO Comedy ‘Video Synchronicity’ Shuts Down Production

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 12, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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Pilot production and purchased scripts are never any guarantee of success in the TV world, but less frequently does a big-name HBO series in production suddenly pull the plug. That fate may now have befallen A-list director David Fincher, as HBO has reportedly shut down production of upcoming ‘80s comedy Video Synchronicity.

I Am Jack’s 20 Facts About ‘Fight Club’

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 23, 2015 @ 5:12 AM
If you're a big Fight Club fan (and, if so, who can blame you), you might have seen a lot of the subliminal messages cut throughout the film like the many split-second Tyler Durden appearances or the occasional flashes of, ahem, the male anatomy. But, here's something you may have missed: director David Fincher says there is a Starbucks coffee cup hidden in every scene of the movie.

Ben Affleck, David Fincher, and Gillian Flynn to Reteam For ‘Strangers On a Train’ Remake

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by Matt Singer January 13, 2015 @ 1:11 PM
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Google “Gone Girl” and “Hitchcockian” and you get 37,400 results. (37,401, once this piece goes up.) Critics and viewers hailed David Fincher’s adaptation of author (and screenwriter) Gillian Flynn’s domestic drama as a superb modern version of an old-school thriller by the Master of Suspense. Whether that was Fincher and Flynn’s goal all along, or simply an interesting byproduct of their work, it’s interesting in light of today’s news that Fincher and Flynn are looking to reteam—along with their ‘Gone Girl’ star, Ben Affleck—on a remake of one of Hitchcock’s most beloved films, 1951’s ‘Strangers on a Train.’

‘Gone Girl’ Author and Screenwriter Gillian Flynn Is Open to the Possibility of a Sequel

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by Britt Hayes January 12, 2015 @ 5:25 PM
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David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ was unsurprisingly one of the most talked about films of 2014—based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (who adapted her own story for the screen), the film took a wry and often cynical look at relationships, gender dynamics, and the darker side of marriage, all wrapped up in the alluring package of a mystery thriller. For those curious about what happens to the main characters of the film once the movie ends, Flynn is now teasing the possibility of a sequel.

Reel Women: How 'Gone Girl' Defies the Strong Female Character

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by Britt Hayes October 3, 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl' was a divisive novel upon release in 2012, analyzed and picked apart, often scrutinized and questioned for its depiction of central character Amy Dunne -- was she a "strong female character" or a strong enough female character, and just what the hell does that phrase even mean anymore? It's almost derogatory now. There was perhaps no one better to adapt Flynn's pulpy work than David Fincher, whose film version hits theaters this week and faithfully adapts Flynn's story, serving as an indictment of media vultures and the toxicity of marriage. But it goes one (and even more) further than that, hitting on something imperative to Flynn's novel: how we want to perceive Amy, and how we feel about her as a character when that perception is challenged.