David Fincher may be the legendary filmmaker who directed Se7en, but now it seems that another director may actually be responsible for getting the classic thriller made in the first place.
After J.A. Bayona walked away from the World War Z-equel, rumors began flying around that Brad Pitt had asked his old Fight Club buddy David Fincher to take over. As the potential franchise’s star and producer, Pitt’s been very hands-on, butting heads with previous helmers over adapting the Max Brooks novel just so for the second outing. Show More Summary
Of the many big budget movies that Hollywood studios have hoped to turn into major franchises, it’s hard to think of one with a more difficult birthing process than World War Z. Despite being based on a hugely popular book, having a star and producer in the form of Brad Pitt, and a general love affair […]
David Fincher isn't really known for cranking out sequels to existing franchises (Alien 3, notwithstanding). And Brad Pitt's generally immune to sequels, as well (the Ocean's franchise, notwithstanding). But when the two of them agree to do a sequel together? We sit up and take...
New Paramount Pictures chief Jim Gianopulos confirms that David Fincher is directing World War Z 2, which is in advanced development.
It was three and a half months ago that we first saw a teaser trailer for Mindhunter, David Fincher’s new show about FBI agents who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to get help solving recent murders. (Yes, the guy who wrote...Show More Summary
Back at the very beginning of March, we shared the trailer for David Fincher's upcoming Netflix serial killer thriller series MINDHUNTER. Back in that article, we told you guys that the series was set to hit "sometime this October",...Show More Summary
Fan of Fight Club? How about Alien3 or Se7en? ZODIAC?! Yup, David Fincher‘s next project reteams him with Netflix (he’s also behind the excellent “House of Cards”) to hunt down serial killers. Netflix just announced that October is bringing not only the second season of “Stranger Things” but also the new original series “Mindhunter”, which […]
By H. Perry Horton The director doesn’t want to amaze you, he wants to fool you. The article How to Make VFX Disappear: David Fincher’s Deceptive Cinematic Magic appeared first on Film School Rejects.
Now that Disney is at the helm, we’ll be getting annual doses of Star Wars for eternity, but it wasn’t all that long ago that the series’ future was far more unclear. Before The Force Awakens finally came to fruition and ushered in our...Show More Summary
One of the most common grouses about Hollywood films today is that they’re too artificial, completely overtaken by pointless, distancing visual effects. The general idea is that people will film a car ride in front of a green screen, creating a distracting sense of artificiality, when they could have just driven in a damn car. Show More Summary
(Gore) Kaptainkristian highlights what David Fincher so deftly hides: the director’s extensive use of CGI and other digital effects in his films. From the Winklevoss twins to digitally perfected hair, Fincher stealthily bends reality in service of the story.
Praised for his work on films such as Fight Club, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there is no doubt that David Fincher has achieved monumental feats throughout his directing career. Having built a reputation for his use of a “signature steely color palette, unconventionally structured narratives, and of course, some […]
Filmmaker Kristian Williams who is also known as “kaptainkristian” took a look at the films of David Fincher and the manner he utilizes complex visual effects to capture even the smallest of details. Using examples from such films as...Show More Summary
If you know anything about David Fincher, you probably know that he's quite the taskmaster while directing. Even during sex scenes.
Over the past few years, more and more high-profile film directors have been fleeing the uncertain world of cinema in favor of longform television shows. David Fincher, Cary Fukunaga, Steven Soderbergh, Woody Allen, David O. Russell,...Show More Summary
For Gone Girl’s memorable sex scene — with climax ending in a pool of blood — Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike spent a whole afternoon working through the scene with the “exacting” director David Fincher and, at one point, with Ben Affleck looking on. “[Fincher] was asking us to ... More »
May 22nd marks the 25th anniversary of David Fincher’s Alien 3. Famously disowned by Fincher himself, 1992’s Alien 3 polarized fans of the franchise long before Ridley Scott returned to take it in a bold new direction with Prometheus. The film, which was set on a prison planet and nihilistically killed both Newt and Hicks […]
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… Read more...