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David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has begun

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010

Pre-production on David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has begun. He is currently in Stockholm checking out locations for the shoot. Shooting is due to start filming in October.

According to The Playlist Fincher wants a “European look” for the film and is planning to shoot all the exteriors in Sweden. He is also keeping all the Swedish locations and not moving the story over to the USA which is a bit unusual for a remake.

No word on whether the characters of Lisbeth Salander or Mikael Blomqvist will be changed into being British or American.

No word on any casting and Carey Mulligan who has been rumoured to star in the remake has, so far, denied any involvement.

Do you want a remake of the film considering the original film was out last year (you can see the poster for the original above)? Who should star in it?

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Heavy Metal – Who is writing and directing the sci-fi anthology?

Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2010

Been a while since there has been any movement on the new Heavy Metal sci-fi anthology animated movie. Now author Neal Asher (check out my interview with him) has some more info on who will be directing and writing the various sections for the film – some top directors involved. I wonder if Cameron’s would have any ties to the Avatar universe?

Pre-release Information – A $50 million budget 3D CG animated movie based on the magazine. This probably won’t have any stories from the first 1981 movie, however like the first one, it will feature around seven or eight different stories. Each segment will be directed by a different person. The title to this movie hasn’t been chosen yet. This current title is just a placeholder.

Main Crew:
Executive Producer – David Fincher and James Cameron
Producer – Kevin Eastman and Tim Miller
Director – David Fincher (1 segment)
Director – James Cameron (1 segment)
Director – Zack Snyder (1 segment, a story that Kevin Eastman wrote)
Director – Gore Verbinski (1 segment)
Director – Mark Osborne (1 segment, a comedy with Jack Black)
Director – Tim Miller (1 segment)
Director – Jeff Fowler (1 segment)
Director – Kevin Eastman (tentatively 1 segment)
Director – Guillermo del Toro (tentatively 1 segment)
Director – Rob Zombie (tentatively 1 segment)

Writer – Marc Laidlaw (1 segment)
Writer – Steve Niles (1 segment)
Writer – Joe Haldeman (1 segment)
Writer – Neal Asher (1 segment)
Writer – Kevin Eastman (1 segment, a story that Zack Snyder will direct)
? – Jack Black (a comedy segment that Mark Osborne will direct. No details on how he’s involved, but most likely will be an actor)
? – Jhonen Vasquez (no details on how he’s involved, but most likely will be a writer)

Which of the writers and directors excites you the most?

Source: Heavy Metal

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The Goon – Eric Powell talks about the film

Posted by LiveFor on November 23, 2009

Eric Powell recently spoke to CBR about his excellent comic book, The Goon. He went on to give an update on the film adaption – The last I heard Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti were possibly voicing The Goon and Frankie.

Hpromised that his deal with director David Fincher and CG animation specialists Blur Studios was moving forward strongly. “I just finished writing the script a few months back, and Blur is working on a lot of test stuff. Fincher is working on a film right now, so we’re waiting for him to get some space so we can start showing some of this stuff off. I’m pretty happy with everything so far. We’ve just got to work to get to the next point. This is a slow, long process.”

While he couldn’t confirm whether or not Fincher would direct the final product or be credited as a producer, Powell said, “David’s going to be heavily involved. I’ve worked with him and Blur quite a bit to get the screenplay together, and it’s been a great experience so far.” He added that this specific deal is keeping him much more involved with the screen life of his property than many other comic creators have gotten.

“I think it’s a choice where, if you’re getting a giant paycheck from a major studio to adapt your book and get Brad Pitt as the lead or whatever, then they kind of take it away from you because they’ve invested so much. But when you’re doing something that’s more about the material and less about a big event, they give you the opportunity to be more involved. And that’s your choice,” Powell said. “Some guys are like, ‘Just give me the check and you do what you want with it.’ But I’ve worked so long on ‘The Goon’ and I’m not creating a new book every month. I’m kind of using the Mike Mignola/Jeff Smith approach where you get your book out there and maintain it. I’ve got a lot invested in this on character, so I wanted to be involved. And they were eager to have me involved, so it worked out very well.”

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UPDATED: Fight Club is…well I can’t really tell you about. The rules

Posted by LiveFor on November 12, 2009

fightclubFirst Rule: You do not talk about Fight Club.

Second Rule: You do not talk about Fight Club.

Third Rule: When someone says “Stop” or goes limp, the fight is over.

Fourth Rule: Only two guys to a fight.

Fifth Rule: One fight at a time.

Sixth Rule: No shirts, no shoes.

Seventh Rule: Fights go on as long as they have to.

Eighth Rule: If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight…

Okay, okay. I’ll tell you. Where’s the harm.

The awesome David Fincher directed, Fight Club, is on its way to punch you in the neck Blu-Ray style. It is due out on 23rd November here in the UK and the 17th over in the USA.

I still remember when I first watched it with my good mate Del and just being amazed by it all, especially the bit…well if you’ve seen it you know. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. Then watch it again.

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton just owned the screen.

If only the Ferris Bueller Tyler Durden theory really worked.

Okay, here is what is on the Blu-Ray:
# New HD Master Supervised step-by-step by director David Fincher
# Exclusive to Blu-Ray:
# A Hit in the Ear: Ren Klyce and the Sound Design of Fight Club
# An interactive experience introduced by the sound designer Ren Klyce, in which the user can mix the sounds of selected scenes of the movie.
# Insomnia Mode: I am Jack’s search Index
# A new navigation mode, that allows the user to tag any topics during the movie and access to all content available in the disc that refers to the tagged topic.
# Flogging Fight Club
# Backstage at the Spike TV Awards: Hangout with Brad Pitt & Edward Norton in the Green Room shortly after being inducted into the Spike TV ‘Guy Movie Hall of Fame’.

Turns out that Fincher thought it would be funny to use the menu from a sweet bubble-gum romance – Never Been Kissed – the farthest possible thing from the very dark “Fight Club” — that was a much bigger box office success when both films were released in 1999. Barrymore’s inexpensive comedy grossed more in U.S., on initial release. Of course, “Fight Club” has developed a loyal and vocal fan following over the past decade, and it is listed in the top 10 of Total Film’s and Empire magazine’s Greatest Films of All Time lists.

UPDATE:You can see the film for free on the big screen next Tuesday at midnight but only if you like in LA or New York. If you are in NYC click here.  If you want to join Project Mayhem in Los Angeles click here.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

If you want it, you can buy it here:
Fight Club [Blu-ray] [1999] UK
Fight Club [Blu-ray] USA

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Heavy Metal – Fan made poster for David Fincher’s sci-fi anthology film

Posted by LiveFor on October 22, 2009

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Raymond Swanland is the artist behind this cool looking poster for Heavy Metal. David Fincher is the driving force behind the film, but each segment will have different directers, scriptwriters and animators behind it (check out my interview with sci-fi author Neal Asher, one of the writers for the film).

Source: Collider

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Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield found Facebook. Justin Timberlake helped.

Posted by LiveFor on September 23, 2009

andrew garfieldAccording to Variety, Columbia Pictures and director David Fincher have cast Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield in the The Social Network.

The script was written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). The film will examine the formation and phenomenon that is Facebook. The script will also focus on “how overnight success and wealth changed the lives of the classmates who created it.”

Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Justin Timberlake is going to play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who also became Facebook’s founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play the role of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. He fell out with Zuckerberg over money.

The film will start shooting next month in Boston and then move to Los Angeles.

Timberlake was most recently seen in “The Open Road,” Garfield in Red Riding and the Terry Gilliam-directed “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

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Villains to be Fight Club of the comic book film world?

Posted by LiveFor on July 29, 2009

This sounds like if could be interesting if done right.

Viper Comics miniseries Villains, follows a main character who decides he wants to learn the dark art of villainy after discovering the old guy living next door is actually a retired baddie. Sounds a bit like Apt Pupil but with super powers.

Universal is giving the series the big-screen adaptation treatment and producers are conceiving the film as a big-budget, super-dark adventure directed by someone with a sensibility similar to the men who’ve helmed “Fight Club” and “Collateral.”

“I think we want to go big with it,” producer Sean Bailey told MTV News. “My personal ambition is to have it be operatic and epic. If Michael Mann or David Fincher were ever to go make one of these movies, what would that look like? That’s my hope for it. To be in that kind of world.”

“If you look at any war movie or any crime movie, who the hero is, is solely a question of the point of view,”
Bailey continued. “So we wanted to look at the rise of a villain—why and how it happened. It’s got a different slant than you’ve seen.”

The project was announced last year and “Wonder Woman” screenwriters Matt Jennison and Brent Strickland recently handed in a first draft of “Villains.” The studio and producers handed back notes, and now the writers are at work on a second draft.

With the script not yet nailed down, Bailey hasn’t yet begun the search for a director, nor thought deeply about casting choices.

“We’re still in the script stage,” Bailey laughed.

Have a look at a preview of the first issue.

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UPDATED: David Fincher may make a film about Facebook

Posted by LiveFor on June 24, 2009

David Fincher is in early talks to direct Columbia’s untitled movie about the founders of the popular social networking site Facebook according to THR.

Aaron Sorkin is writing the project while Scott Rudin, Kevin Spacey, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing.

If a deal makes, Fincher could be behind the camera by the end of the year.

Fincher last directed one of last year’s awards darling, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” He came close to directing the period Eliot Ness serial killer movie “Torso” but Paramount allowed that project’s option to lapse. He still has the adaptation of the graphic novel “Black Hole” set up at that studio.

This just seems like a pointless kind of film that is just surfing the zeitgeist sea. However, Fincher does make some interesting films – Benjamin Button was a bit of a non-event for me though. How do you feel about a Facebook film?

UPDATE: Suddenly this sounds a bit more interesting. /Film have the news that the film will be based on a new book by Ben Mezrich called The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.

Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends–outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance–and sexual success–was getting invited to join one of the university’s Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university’s computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus–and subsequently crashing the university’s servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born.

What followed–a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers–makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Before long, Eduardo’s and Mark’s different ideas about Facebook created in their relationship faint cracks, which soon spiraled into out-and-out warfare. The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost–and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.


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Cameron and Zombie join Heavy Metal

Posted by LiveFor on June 7, 2009

Film School Rejects recently caught up with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and asked him if he had any updates on the new Heavy Metal film. “I’ve got breaking news that Fincher and James Cameron are going to be co-executive producers on the film. Fincher will direct one. Cameron will direct one. Zack Snyder is going to direct one and Gore Verbinski is going to. Mark Osborne and Jack Black from Tenacious D are going to do a comedy segment for the film.”

/Film have since found out that Rob Zombie (Halloween) is also going to direct a segment.

All in all this sci-fi animated anthology is shaping up to having some major names involved.

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Heavy Metal – Kevin Eastman talks about it’s progress

Posted by LiveFor on May 12, 2009


Heavy Metal is a new version of the old animated sci-fi anthology based around the cool comic book anthology. Anthology used twice in one sentence. That could be a record.

Movieweb caught up with Kevin Eastman (he of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) who is producing the film with David Fincher and Tim Miller.

Here is what he had to say about it’s progress:

Right now, David has a grand plan and he’s asked us to sort of keep those cards close to our chest until the right announcement comes out, but what I can tell you is that part of the frustrating part of going through the studio system, which David knows more than Tim (Miller) and I. Guys like Zack Snyder and Gore Verbinski and Mark Osborne have committed to come on board and direct sequences in this. There are three other directors, that I can’t tell you yet, but will be jaw-dropping when we can tell you. David has put together a program that is pretty outstanding and it’s sort of fascinating for guys like Tim and I, who have worked at the studio level, at a number of levels, but never at a David Fincher level. Whereas we would’ve probably agreed to the deal seven versions ago, David is still negotiating and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, we just want to do this movie,’ but, all kidding aside, that’s why we’re working with David. Not only does he have just a brilliant vision, and a great sense of storytelling but he’s very committed to doing this right. We don’t want to spend $50 million and not blow everybody out of the water with this project. I’d guess within the next 30 days would be the official announcement of what’s going on and where it’s going, and then we can talk again.

I am itching to hear more about the directors and animators involved in this film.

Neal Asher is one of the writers and you can read more about his involvement in my interview with him.

Are you looking forward to the Heavy Metal film? What do you want to see in it?

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