Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
2016 has been a banner year for awful things happening to the world in general, so maybe it’s appropriate that it’s been a banner year for horror cinema. After all, this is a genre that takes great pleasure in chewing up our miseries and spitting them out, allowing us to cackle at our misfortunes or comprehend our personal dread. A wave of great horror movies was exactly what we needed this year.
And one of those great horror movies was Fede Alvarez‘s Don’t Breathe, a vicious, hard-hearted thriller about a the criminals who break into the home of a secluded blind man and learn the hard way that he’s not someone to be underestimated. It turns out that the film’s conclusion, which left the door for further horror wide open, was a promise as Don’t Breathe 2 is currently in the works.
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Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s been five years since The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo failed to kickstart a franchise, doing solid business at the international box office while leaving audiences divided. David Fincher’s take on Stieg Larsson’s bestselling novel was icy, cruel, and deliberately anticlimactic, a deconstructive thriller programmed to dodge expectation and decimate the satisfaction that usually accompanies mystery stories. I loved it and still love it, but it doesn’t surprise me at all that audiences were divided and that a sequel never materialized.
But approximately one year ago, we learned that Sony wasn’t giving up on the further adventures of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander just yet. And adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the fourth book in the series, was put into development…and now Fede Alvarez is being courted to direct.
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Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
A few weeks back, word got around that Sony was finally moving forward with a The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel — without David Fincher, Daniel Craig, or Rooney Mara. But that last part seems to be news to Mara. The actress says she’s still attached to the franchise, as far as she knows, and that “of course” she’d love to make another. Read the Rooney Mara Dragon Tattoo sequel comment after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Sony never intended to stop with just The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The hope was that the film would kick off a whole franchise, with subsequent films based on the other books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium series. But the 2011 release didn’t do quite as well as anticipated, and then there was some question of whether Daniel Craig and David Fincher would return, and, well, fast forward to 2015 and even Rooney Mara has given up hope.
Until, that is, today. The studio is finally getting the ball rolling on a Dragon Tattoo sequel, four years after the original hit theaters. However, it won’t quite be the film we were expecting. Sony is looking to adapt The Girl in the Spider’s Web, not The Girl Who Played With Fire. What’s more, Fincher and his original cast aren’t returning — as of now, word is Alicia Vikander is the top choice to replace Rooney Mara. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
And that’s a wrap for Star Trek Beyond. Also after the jump:
- Two more Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books are coming
- Keanu Reeves drops some hints the plot of John Wick 2
- Garett Hedlund believes Tron 3 would’ve blown Legacy out of the water
- Danny Boyle promises Trainspotting 2 will be “worthwhile”
- Check out the first teaser for The Lion King sequel The Lion Guard
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 unleashes a bloody IMAX poster
- Star Trek Beyond wraps shooting; see set photos and video from Dubai
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With every passing month the likelihood of Sony producing another film based on Stieg Larsson‘s series of Dragon Tattoo books seems to shrink. The David Fincher-directed adaptation of Larsson’s first book in the series was released in December 2011, and since then we’ve heard about a screenplay being written for The Girl Who Played With Fire, with Fincher saying as recently as last fall that he thinks more films will be produced. But there’s no apparent movement on Sony’s end, and now Rooney Mara, who played Lisbeth Salander (aka the title character) says the Dragon Tattoo sequel is probably dead. Read More »
David Fincher began his directorial career making music videos for some of the biggest talents in pop music. Beginning with Alien³ in 1992, his work in features has combined a drive for technical achievement off-screen with a consistently recognizable interest in detail-oriented obsession on-screen. He is a consummate craftsman, but one with an uncanny ability to lay his finger right on the cultural pulse. Together, those talents result in films which have gone beyond reflecting cultural attitudes, to defining them.
With the release of his latest film, Gone Girl, we’ve taken the opportunity to revisit the director’s narrative works on film. (And, briefly, in television.) Below is a list of the films of David Fincher ranked by achievement. It’s a highly subjective effort, we realize. Where does Gone Girl fit in alongside Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network, and Zodiac? What stands out as the best film in his career to date, and what virtues can we find even in his least successful efforts? As you’d expect with Fincher, the answer to that last question is a lot more detailed than it would be for many other filmmakers. Compare our list with your own after reading further.
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Daniel Silva has edited a 17-minute tribute to filmmaker David Fincher, artfully splicing together the director’s nine feature films including Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This video tribute does not include Fincher’s Alien 3 (because, you know why), his 1985 documentary The Beat of the Live Drum (probably because it isnt a narrative feature film) or his upcoming film Gone Girl. The edit is not just a music video like most of the tribute videos you see these days, including lengthy bits of scenes. That said, the short does include “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails and “Oraculum” by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross. Watch Daniel Silva’s The Films of David Fincher now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
This fall brings the release of Gone Girl, David Fincher‘s first theatrical release since 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. In between the two films, he was circling several others including the Dragon Tattoo follow-up The Girl Who Played with Fire and Disney’s Jules Verne adaptation 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The latter is definitely dead at this point, with Fincher even offering up an explanation as to where things went wrong. The director sounded a bit more optimistic about The Girl Who Played With Fire, however, predicting that Sony would do “something” with the project. Hit the jump to read his comments on 20000 Leagues and the Dragon Tattoo sequel.
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Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
The recent flurry of activity surrounding Gone Girl seems like a pretty good indication of where David Fincher‘s attention is focused right now. But that leaves the question of what’s going on with all those other projects he had brewing as his possible follow-up to 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
That includes the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, titled The Girl Who Played With Fire, as well as Disney’s long-gestating 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Well, as it turns out, the good news is that the former isn’t dead, or at least not entirely. The bad news is that the latter is. Hit the jump for details.
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