The director had been due to work on two projects for the network this summer, but both are reported to be tangled up in budgetary or scripting wrangles.
David Fincher’s relationship with HBO is on the ropes this summer, with news that both of his projects with the network are in trouble of some description. His ‘80s music video comedy was abruptly halted back in June, and now his re-make of ‘Utopia’ looks to be in financial difficulties.
Fincher, who was an executive producer on ‘House of Cards’ for Netflix, had been set to work on both projects in tandem a few months ago, but now the cable network HBO is trying to figure out how to move forward with his dramatic adaptation of ‘Utopia’ as well as salvaging ‘Video Synchronicity’, which has been out of production for nearly two months.
David Fincher's two HBO projects are currently being held up
He may be best known as 007, but Daniel Craig has been making movies for three decades. Here are five of our favourites.
As the latest 007 outing, Spectre, draws ever closer, we're taking a look back at five films from Daniel Craig's varied big-screen career - none of which involve the iconic superspy in a suit.
1. Layer Cake (2004)
Daniel Craig looking Bond-like in Layer Cake
Continue reading: Bond Is Back, But Here Are Five Other Daniel Craig Films Worth Watching
David Fincher is working with HBO again.
Now truly rid of any lasting connection to the Steve Jobs movie, David Fincher is to make a new comedy for HBO focusing on the 1980s music-video industry, according to Deadline. With the working title Living on Video, the half-hour show is set in 1983 Los Angeles.
David Fincher is to make a new comedy show for HBO, tentatively titled 'Living on Video'
The show centers on Bobby, a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and travels to Hollywood with hopes of becoming a sci-fi director. He lands a job as a P.A for a company making music videos and the show will track the world of MTV after Video Killed the Radio Star.
Continue reading: David Fincher To Make HBO Comedy On 1980s Music Video Scene
Roy Keane says 'Gone Girl' was "rubbish" and that he would have walked out had he not been with friends.
Roy Keane just gave a hilarious interview to Shortlist magazine in which nobody was safe from criticism. Not Gary Neville, not Paul Scholes, not...Hollywood movie director David Fincher.
Roy Keane's The Second Half is one of the top sports books of the year
Keane has been critical of a whole spate of ex-Manchester United players in his latest book The Second Half, when asked his views on Gary Neville and Paul Scholes' transition to the world of punditry, he didn't hold back.
Continue reading: Roy Keane Just Reviewed 'Gone Girl' - And It Ain't Pretty
And the winner is... well, you already know, don't you?
Ok, it’s time to talk box office stats again. Unlike the past 2 weeks, however, there are actually some interesting new contenders this week. David Fincher’s smash hit Gone Girl has finally been dethroned. Predictably, the new chamion is the Brad Pitt starrer Fury, which took the throne with $23,5 million over the three-day period, easily topping Gone Girl’s $17,8 million (stats according to Box Office Mojo). Fury, a dramatic and gory WWII tale, exposing the horrors of war, also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Scott Eastwood. Even so, Pitt who produced and starred, took center stage during the film’s promo rounds.
"Studios use star power as the No. 1 marketing tool, and Brad Pitt has that," says Phil Contrino, box office analyst for BoxOffice.com. "But it's not star power alone which gets people to the theaters. Brad Pitt picks smart pictures that people want to see."
Continue reading: Box Office Report: "Fury" Storms In To Knock "Gone Girl" Off The Throne
David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel Gone Girl has won the box office for the third week in a row in both America and Britain, a remarkable achievement for a two-and-a-half hour long mystery that loses its surprise value on first viewing. So audiences must be responding to its complex exploration of relationship issues, mainly how difficult it is to know what's going on in a partner's head.
Ben Affleck in Gone Girl
This week in America, Gone Girl saw off competition from both Dracula Untold (which landed in second place) and Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (at No 3). In Britain, newcomers The Maze Runner and Annabelle were held off at 2 and 3. And the film shows no signs of slowing down, at $162 million worldwide and climbing. Competition this week in America comes from Brad Pitt's Fury, while in the UK the top titles are Palo Alto and The Judge. In both markets, romantic drama The Best of Me is also expected to make its mark.
Continue reading: David Fincher's Gone Girl Holds The Box Office
After a not-so-close race, Gone Girl came out on top for the second weekend in a row.
Well, it’s official – David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the winner in another weekend box office race. It wasn’t even a close one this time. On its second weekend, the mystery thriller saw a 29% drop, but still made it to $78 million.
Gone Girl is Fincher's top grossing film to date.
With $26,8 million, Gone Girl narrowly beat our the critically panned Dracula Untold. The gory, vaguely historical flick came in second with $23,5 million, meaning that, despite abysmal reviews, Drac still has a shot at next week’s throne. Recently, director Gary Shore even let slip that he’s thinking about a possible sequel. Even though nothing’s been greenlit just yet, it looks like we won’t be rid of the Romanian prince for a while. Sigh.
Continue reading: "Gone Girl" Scores Easy Box Office Victory Over "Dracula Untold"
Gillian Flynn appears to have done a U-turn on the possibility of a 'Gone Girl' sequel.
Gillian Flynn had always played down the possibility of a sequel to her bestselling novel Gone Girl. After the insane plot twists and famous ending, the book and movie works well as a standalone piece of work - though given the box-office success of the latter, has Flynn changed her mind?
Speaking to the website at which she used to work, Flynn told Entertainment Weekly in 2012, "I didn't write it as an open ending to set up a sequel at all. It was the only thing that made sense to me, that made sense to what was true to the book and true to the characters. Amy's not going to end up in jail. She's Amazing Amy!"
Continue reading: Could Ben Affleck Return For 'Gone Girl' Sequel?
'Gone Girl' star Rosamund Pike says couples put too much strain on each other.
Rosamund Pike, the British actress who turns in a career-best, possibly award winning performance in David Fincher's Gone Girl, says there is too much demand on our spouses nowadays and that separation is the key to any healthy relationship. Pike, 35, plays Amy Dunne in Fincher's twisting, turning Rubik's cube of a movie that has set alight the box-office on both sides of the Atlantic.
Rosamund Pike [L] delivers a barnstorming performance in 'Gone Girl'
"People have ridiculous expectations of a mate," she told Spectrum magazine, "In my grandmother's day, you wouldn't expect your husband to fulfil the same need in you as your sister, or girlfriends, or colleagues at work. You'd have different needs met by different people."
Continue reading: Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike, "Separation Is Key To A Relationship"
'Gone Girl' has stormed the UK box office, too.
David Fincher’s dark, brooding thriller Gone Girl landed in the UK over the weekend, to critical acclaim from audiences and a sense that this is how to do an adaptation. This is how you do it. Based on Gillian Flynn’s explosive bestseller, Gone Girl follows the marriage trials and tribulations of Nick Dunne and his beautiful wife Amy.
When Amy goes missing, Nick comes under the scrutiny of the national media, and the police have their suspicions too. His strange behaviour and deceitful lies do nothing for his public persona – Did Nick Dunne kill his wife is the question on everybody’s lips.
Continue reading: 'Gone Girl' Hits Big, But Did Nick Dunne Kill His Wife?
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and David Fincher - Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, David Fincher Berlin, Germany - at the German premiere of Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button (The Curios Case Of Benjamin Button) at CineStar Sony Centre movie theater Monday 19th January 2009
Date of birth
28th August, 1962
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