David Fincher got his start working on special effects for Return of the Jedi. In some rare footage from Alien 3, we get to see and hear how he works with the FX team to bring the destroyed Bishop android to life. Usually, footage like this would be considered an effects test, but when David Fincher’s doing it, it’s a…
Though the first World War Z was a hit, it’s not necessarily a movie I was excited to see a sequel for. But that all changes with two words: David Fincher.
Annoying numerical name-spelling aside, Se7en has one of the most memorable finishes of the modern film era. It turns out that the gut-wrenching twist in David Fincher’s 1995 classic only happened because of a weird mistake.
Talk of a World War Z sequel has been lurching around Hollywood nearly since the hit zombie film’s 2013 release. But after new scriptwriter Dennis Kelly was brought in to work with director J.A. Bayona, the latter signed to direct Jurassic World 2. Now producer-star Brad Pitt has a reunion he’s hoping to make happen.
Recently, Sigourney Weaver said that Neill Blomkamp’s still-in-the-ether Alien movie be a new sequel to Aliens, meaning, it would render the series’ existing third and fourth films redundant. Alien 3 may be the most maligned film in the franchise, but it would be a shame to erase Ripley’s adventure on Fury 161, and…
Dialogue is not exactly cinematic. It’s just people talking to each other, and it’s not always fun to watch either, since it’s often just words spewed to further the plot. But what makes some dialogue scenes so much better than others? Is it good dialogue like a real conversation?
It’s interesting when a director like David Fincher decides to step away from the action and place his camera far away from the scene to capture the world from an outsider’s point of view. Those long shots can reveal the isolation of his characters and can also provide a unique view that lets us take a breath as we’re…
David Fincher is an amazing director with a unique vision of the world. He makes films that everyone wants to see, his talent and skill are obvious and his restraint might be what sets him apart. Here’s a look at the extreme close up shots of Fincher, he doesn’t utilize them in the same way as other directors but does…
Well, that’s an enticing array of names. Netflix and David Fincher—who’ve already made magic with House of Cards—are adding Charlize Theron to the mix for drama series Mindhunter, which is based on the true-crime classic by legendary FBI profiler John Douglas.
According to Deadline, David Fincher’s US remake of the Channel 4 series Utopia for HBO is dead, with its actors released from their commitments.
HBO may have killed David Fincher’s Utopia over budget issues. Deadline reports that the show, about fans of a graphic novel and what happens when they find out about a secret sequel, has released its actors.
Fight Club is a work of fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, a famous author who once described his life as "very blue-collar." Fight Club is also a (fantastic) movie, directed by David Fincher, that hit theaters exactly 15 years ago today. Watch it again tonight, but with an extra little piece of knowledge: Fight Club is not…
David Fincher is one of the best directors in Hollywood and if you disagree, you need new eyeballs. Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting shows how it's not what Fincher does in his movies that make him special, but what he doesn't do. Fincher's talent and skills are incredible but it's his restraint that sets him apart.
In what is a pretty big commitment — destined to take up most of 2015 — David Fincher's planning to direct every episode of HBO's adaptation of the British series Utopia.
Before Disney selected J.J. Abrams as the man responsible for ushering in a new era of Star Wars, Gone Girl's David Fincher met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the possibility of directing Episode VII back in 2012. Whoa.
David Fincher was rumored to be taking on a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but now he says he just couldn't do it. Which is a shame, because it sounds like it would have been a totally insane trip.
Not all great movie directors are capable of successfully survive the process of producing a big TV commercial without sacrificing their souls. David Fincher masters both fields and he proved it again in this weird and enigmatic black and white campaign for Gap.
With the financial success of World War Z and 12 Years a Slave getting all the critical buzz, Brad Pitt's studio Plan B now has oodles of cash and a lot of leg room to get the rest of their slate done. And gloryosky, that could mean the return of David Fincher's adaptation of the fantastic graphic novel Black Hole.
It's common to say that the book is always better than the movie, but sometimes that isn't true. Occasionally, a movie will come along that transforms its source material into something greater than the original. But how often do authors feel that a film adaptation has truly trumped their own work?