Best Stories of the Week

It’s the weekend again, and in addition to bringing the arrival of Jurassic World in theaters, that means it’s time for our round-up of the Best Stories of the Week.

This time we’ve got updates about The Simpsons, The Hateful Eight, the reboot of Ghostbusters, Spider-Man, Daredevil and more. You’ll also find trailers for movies like The Martian and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and TV shows like Scream and Orange is the New Black. And as always, there were some big Star Wars updates as well.

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David Fincher‘s latest project has hit a big snag. HBO has reportedly shut down production Videosynchrazy (also formerly known as Living on Video and Video Synchronicity), Fincher’s comedy series about the 1908s music video industry. The show, which had been ordered to series last month, was midway through production on its 10-episode first season.

Get the latest update on the David Fincher HBO comedy after the jump.
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david fincher music video show

David Fincher got his start working at ILM many years ago, but really made his first marks as a music video director beginning in the early/mid ’80s. Now he’s helping chronicle the heady and anything-goes days of music video production in Los Angeles circa 1983 in a new HBO show.

The comedy series, now called Video Synchronicity (formerly Living on Video), features opening episodes co-written and directed by Fincher, and has been ordered to series by HBO. Along with that news comesa cast announcement that gives us more understanding of the ensemble cast that will surround lead Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society, seen above). Read More »

Gone Girl honest trailer

It’s a Gone Girl kind of day. There’s talk of a sequel, the cast and crew are reuniting for another movie and the Blu-ray just hit shelves. Screen Junkies has jumped into the mix too, with a Gone Girl Honest Trailer, jokingly calling the film the best Lifetime movie ever made. David Fincher fans are going to have fun with this one. Check out the Gone Girl Honest Trailer below. Read More »

GONE GIRL sequel

Whether you’re talking about the book or movie, Gone Girl has an deliciously infuriating ending. Author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn crafted a story about people you hate who are doomed to be attached to each other forever. There’s no happy ending here. No bow on top. And that’s part of what makes both versions of the story so great.

But this is the Internet era and no one is every satisfied. So Flynn was recently asked if we could ever expect a sequel to Gone Girl, and she didn’t say “No.” Read the Gone Girl sequel quotes. Read More »

David Fincher strangers

The team behind Gone Girl is going to give a modern twist to an old classic. Director David Fincher and star Ben Affleck are set to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. However, this version will be updated and simply called StrangersGone Girl author / screenwriter Gillian Flynn is in talks to write the script.

The title and concept change makes sense, because honestly who travels by train anymore? Here’s the twist: it’s basically “Strangers on a Plane.” Affleck will play an Oscar contender whose private plane breaks down. He’s then forced to catch a ride with a mysterious, wealthy stranger. From there, you can imagine what murderous twists and turns might be inspired by the 1951 Hitchcock film. Read more about David Fincher Strangers below. Read More »

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HBO Music Video show

Hot on the heels of the confirmation that David Fincher and James Ellroy are working together on an HBO show comes the news of another project that Fincher will do for the big cable network. Fincher will direct the pilot for an HBO music video show called Living on Noise, described as a “half-hour HBO project about music videos in the 1980s.”

(Update: The title may actually be Living on Video; see an early and spoiler-free plot report below.) Read More »

HBO Series Shakedown

Back in September word leaked out that director David Fincher and author James Ellroy have been planning a series at HBO that would be “ts that “a noir-ish crime show set in L.A., in a similar 1950s milieu (like Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential).” Now deals are done, and the show is moving forward under the title Shakedown.

And it isn’t just a show featuring some of the same noir ideas Ellroy explored in novels such as L.A. Confidential. It is actually based on the life of a real LA crime figure named Fred Otash, who (in fictionalized form) featured in two of Ellroy’s other novels and one novella, and upon whom the Jack Nicholson character in Chinatown was partially based. Read More »

Charlie Rose Gone Girl

Charlie Rose is one of the few television personalities in the US that consistently does long-form interviews for artists and entertainment figures. When someone shows up on Rose’s show, you can reliably expect an in-depth conversation that will offer ideas that go much deeper than sound byte level. So having the cast and creators of Gone Girl on the show — author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn, director David Fincher, and stars Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck — is a great thing. This Charlie Rose Gone Girl talk is a half hour of in-depth conversation about the film and the personalities that created it. Read More »